Current Exhibitions

June 25 - September 14, 2009

A Space Within: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum

On September 11th, 2001, what had been one of the world’s most densely developed business districts became, for many, hallowed ground. Soon after, questions emerged. What comes next? How could one site serve the needs of victims’ families, survivors of the attacks, members of the surrounding communities, business interests, and visitors?

The answer required a clear separation of the sacred and the secular; a defined, eight-acre space, serving as a tribute, would be created within the larger development. A Space Within is a public showcase of the memorial and museum that are now taking shape at the heart of the World Trade Center site.

Memorial design by Michael Arad and Peter Walker
Museum design by Davis Brody Bond Aedas
Museum pavilion design by Snøhetta

Exhibition curator: Thomas Mellins
Exhibition design: Incorporated Architecture & Design

Exhibition and related programs are organized by the AIA New York Chapter in partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Lead Sponsors:
Digital Plus
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Associated Fabrication

Adamson Associates
Fisher Marantz Stone
Guy Nordenson and Associates Structural Engineers
Horizon Engineering Associates
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
WSP Cantor Seinuk

Media Consultant:
C.C. Sullivan

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Photo: Bjorn Wallander
Photo: Bjorn Wallander
Photo: Bjorn Wallander

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