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Organization: National September 11 Memorial Museum
National September 11 Memorial Museum
Archive-It Partner Since: Dec, 2007
Organization Type: Museums & Art Libraries
The National September 11 Memorial Museum is committed to documenting the events, immediate aftermath, and continuing repercussions of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. To that end, the Memorial Museum's Web Archive seeks to identify and preserve web sites that reflect the international scope of this emergent history. These sites will be continually sourced from a wide variety of contributors, and will serve to reflect the full breadth of the post-9/11 world.
References to Institution as a partner on Internet Archive's Website shall carry no legal meaning and simply reflects Institution's status as a user of Internet Archive's Services pursuant to this Agreement.
Collection: National September 11 Memorial Museum this collection honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others TIMESTAMPS
World Trade Center
History of the World Trade Center
1939 World's Fair,
"World trade center" pavilion is dedicated to "world peace through trade."
Downtown Lower Manhattan Association is created by real estate developer David Rockefeller to revitalize lower Manhattan and begins to promote the idea of a "world trade and finance center" in New York City.
David Rockefeller presents a plan for a world trade center along the East River of Manhattan. The Port of New York Authority is commissioned to study the plan.
On March 10, Port Authority issues a favorable report on the feasibility of developing a world trade center.
New York and New Jersey authorize the development of the World Trade Center.
World Trade Center location moves to West Side amidst protests by displaced business owners.
The Port Authority wins legal challenge to the development of the WTC.
The Port Authority unveils an architectural plan for the WTC featuring the world’s tallest buildings.
Construction begins on March 21 at the WTC site with the demolition of 78 Dey Street.
Excavation work begins for the WTC. First use of "slurry wall" method in the United States.
New York City Board of Estimates formally approves the WTC legislation.
The North Tower of the WTC exceeds the height of Empire State Building, making it the tallest building in the world.
The first tenants move into North Tower of the WTC on December 15.
The North Tower of the WTC is topped off at 1,368 feet on December 23.
The South Tower of the WTC is topped off at 1,362 feet on July 19.
The first tenant moves into Two World Trade Center (South Tower).
The first tenant moves into Five World Trade Center (Northeast Plaza Building).
The World Trade Center is dedicated on April 4.
U.S. Customs Service moves into Six World Trade Center.
Tightrope artist Phillippe Petit performs an unauthorized walk between the Twin Towers on April 7.
Top of the World Observation Deck opens at Two World Trade Center (South Tower).
The Windows of the World Restaurant opens at the top of the North Tower on April 19.
The first tenant moves into Four World Trade Center (The Commodities Exchange Center).
The 360-foot spire atop One World Trade Center is completed.
The Vista International Hotel, the first hotel built in Lower Manhattan since 1836, opens.
Seven World Trade Center opens.
On February 26, terrorists detonate 1,500 pounds of explosives in a van parked in the underground public parking lot of the WTC, two levels below the southern wall of the North Tower. The attack kills six people, including a pregnant woman, injures more than 1,000 people and creates a five-story crater beneath the towers, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of damage.
The WTC reopens for business on March 19, led by tenant New York Governor Mario Cuomo and his staff. The Port Authority implements a $250 million upgrade plan focusing on life safety and security.
The WTC is designated one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World" by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The WTC is visited by every U.S. president between the time of its opening and the time of its destruction at least once, as well as by many dignitaries and heads of state.
A memorial fountain is dedicated in the WTC plaza to the victims of the 1993 bombing.
The Vista International Hotel is sold and renamed the New York Marriott World Trade Center Hotel.
On September 24, The Port Authority announces plans to seek a 99-year net lease of the complex.
The WTC reaches its highest occupancy rate.
The WTC is net-leased on July 24 to private developer Silverstein Properties, Inc. for approximately $3.2 billion. A three-to-six month transition period commences.
September 11, 2001
Two planes hijacked by terrorists crash into the Twin Towers, destroying the complex. One World Trade Center is struck at 8:46 a.m.; Two World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m.. To read the timeline of events of that day including two other associated terrorist hijackings, please click here.
September 12, 2001
Last survivor is rescued from the WTC site at approximately on 12:30 p.m.
September 14, 2001
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance; President Bush visits Ground Zero.
September 17, 2001
New York Stock Exchange reopens.
September 23, 2001
Prayer for America service takes place at Yankee Stadium.
October 17, 2001
Robin Relief Fund holds a concert for first responders at Madison Square Garden.
October 28, 2001
An interfaith ceremony is held at the WTC site.
March 11, 2002
Six-month anniversary of the September 11 attacks is marked with beams of light.
May 30, 2002
The WTC recovery ends with a public Last Column Ceremony.
The 9-11 Commission is created to study the events leading up to the September 11 attacks and to provide recommendations on emergency preparedness and response. The 9-11 Commission issues its report on July 22, 2004.
A study by the Center for Disease Control reports that the majority of 9-11 survivors continue to suffer from psychological trauma. A May 2006 study prepared for the American Red Cross reports that the majority of people who received therapy after the attacks are still suffering.
The newly constructed 7 World Trade Center opens on May 23, the first building to be rebuilt in Lower Manhattan after the September 11 attacks.
Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site
A program to restore Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid-transit rail service disrupted by the September 11 terrorist attacks is approved. Planning also is authorized for a permanent World Trade Center PATH Terminal and redevelopment of the World Trade Center site.
Work begins at Exchange Place Station in Jersey City, to repair damage and enable restoration of PATH service to the Jersey City waterfront. The Port Authority begins outlining concepts for a downtown transportation hub linking PATH, subway lines, ferry service and areas adjoining the WTC site.
Following completion of emergency activities, responsibility and control of the World Trade Center site is transferred from New York City to The Port Authority. The Port Authority begins work on the temporary World Trade Center PATH station.
New York Governor George Pataki and New Jersey Governor James McGreevey dedicate a World Trade Center site viewing fence with heroes’ names and other information panels. The first steel column is erected at the WTC site for the temporary PATH station.
A groundbreaking ceremony is held for 7 WTC and the Con Ed substation.
The Port Authority and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announce the selection of Memory Foundations by Studio Daniel Libeskind as the design concept for The World Trade Center site.
PATH service resumes at the Exchange Place Station in Jersey City, NJ on June 29, restoring a critical link in trans-Hudson PATH service and creating greater access to expanded ferry service to Lower Manhattan.
The LMDC begins the public environmental review process for the WTC Memorial Redevelopment Plan. The Port Authority announces the selection of Downtown Design Partnership and the internationally renowned architect Santiago Calatrava to perform preliminary engineering and architectural services for the design and construction of The World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
A refined WTC Site Master Plan is presented.
The Port Authority conducts public meetings for environmental review of The World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
The temporary WTC PATH Station opens on November 23, ahead of schedule, reconnecting lower Manhattan and New Jersey.
Design concept for The World Trade Center site’s 1,776-foot One World Trade Center is unveiled on December 19.
Architects Michael Arad and Peter Walker present the winning design concept for The World Trade Center Memorial. Santiago Calatrava presents design concepts for The World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
Ground breaking for the One World Trade Center takes place.
Final design of the WTC Memorial and museum is unveiled.
Design is unveiled for The World Trade Center Cultural Center by Snøhetta.
A revised design for the One World Trade Center is released with unprecedented life safety and security features.
The Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorizes the $2.221 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub project. Architect Santiago Calatrava presents his refined design.
The Federal Transit Administration and The Port Authority announce $699 million of additional federal funding for WTC infrastructure work, and $478 million for a new World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center project.
Construction begins on the World Trade Center Transportation Hub on September 6.
Preliminary construction work begins on The World Trade Center Memorial on March 13.
The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approves the framework proposal for a new lease agreement with World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein on April 27. Under the framework proposal, Silverstein Properties continues to build Towers 2, 3 and 4. Silverstein Properties surrenders its lease rights for the One World Trade Center and Tower 5 to The Port Authority.
Construction officially begins on the One World Trade Center on April 28.
Seven World Trade Center opens on May 23.
The Port Authority assumes responsibility for construction of the World Trade Center Memorial.
Preliminary work begins on east/west concourse for World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Construction of The World Trade Center Memorial resumes.
The Port Authority finalizes agreements on September 21, giving The Port Authority control of construction of the One World Trade Center and Tower 5. Architectural designs for Towers 2, 3, and 4 are unveiled.
On June 21, the Board of Commissioners authorizes The Port Authority to enter into a long-term sub-net lease with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to develop Tower 5 as a 1.3 million-square-foot skyscraper at The World Trade Center site.
Tower 3 and 4 site turned over to Silverstein Properties.
PATH Temporary North Access Station opens.
First Installation of Memorial Steel.
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