September 11 Museum

Studio 360

What the 9/11 Memorial Got Wrong

Friday, May 30, 2014

After 13 years of planning, bickering, and building, the September 11 Memorial & Museum has finally been completed. But is it too respectful for its own good?

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Studio 360

Anika Noni Rose & The Problem with the 9/11 Memorial

Friday, May 30, 2014

After winning a Tony Award and starring as Disney’s first African-American heroine, Anika Noni Rose just wants to kick butt as a big-budget superhero. A young upstart who rocked Broadway in the 1930s is the subject of a new play by James Lapine, an upstart who rocked Broadway in the ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Should the 9/11 Museum Have a Gift Shop?

Friday, May 23, 2014

New Yorkers weigh in on whether the gift shop is crass, whether you plan to visit, and what else is on your mind now that the memorial and museum is open to the public.

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WNYC Audio Tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On a tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum with Morning Edition host Soterios Johnson, art and architecture critics say its meaning will be created by the public, now that the doors are open.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Raising a Glass; Raising a Class

Friday, May 16, 2014

Steve Hindy of the Brooklyn Brewery talks about how micro-brews turned into big business. New York State Education Commissioner John King talks about inequality and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed. We’ll hear about coding in the classroom; the conflicting emotions in the 9/11 museum; and take your calls on who spoke at your commencement address. 

The Takeaway

The Psychology Behind the 9/11 Museum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

As the September 11 Memorial Museum opens, The Takeaway talks to a psychologist who consulted with the museum designers on how to create a tribute to a traumatic event that doesn’t exacerbate the feelings of trauma.

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Some Large Artifacts at 9/11 Museum Exposed to Sandy Flood Waters

Thursday, November 08, 2012

The September 11th Museum says some of the large artifacts already placed in its subterranean, uncompleted facility at the World Trade Center have been exposed to flood waters.

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Transportation Nation

Deal on 9/11 Museum Reduces -- But Doesn't Eliminate -- Port Authority's Financial Exposure

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(photo by Kate Hinds)

Just 13 hours before the commemoration of the September 11th attacks was to begin, Mayor Bloomberg and the governors of New York and New Jersey announced they had resolved their disagreement over who owed whom what for building of the museum on the World Trade Center site.

The authority owns the site and is managing construction of the museum for a private foundation. In December, it stopped work because it said it was owed tens of millions of dollars on the project. This agreement will restart the project -- but it won't help the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recoup all of its losses. But, says WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly, it outlines steps to prevent even deeper losses in the future.

Listen to WNYC's conversation about the 9/11 memorial and the Port Authority below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

9-11 Museum Agreement

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, to discuss the agreement announced last night over the future of the 9-11 Museum.

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The Takeaway

Muslim-American 9/11 First Responder Overlooked by Memorial

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

For his bravery on 9/11, first-responder Mohammad Salman Hamdani was cited in the Patriot Act as an example of Muslim-American valor. After the body of the 23-year-old police cadet was found in the wreckage of the north tower, the New York City Police Department declared him a hero and buried him with full honors. But visitors to the September 11th Memorial in lower Manhattan will not find his name among the list of first-responders. Instead, Hamdani's name appears in a section of the memorial for people who only had a lose connection to the tragic events of that day.

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9/11 Families Press Court to Get List of Victim's Kin

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Several relatives of the victims of the September 11 attacks went to court Wednesday to get access to a New York City-maintained list of next of kin for all those killed in the attacks.

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Admission Fee for September 11 Museum?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Twenty bucks to get into the Met, MoMA -- and the September 11 Museum at the World Trade Center?