The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 are inscribed on bronze parapets surrounding the twin memorial pools.
Their design features twin waterfall pools surrounded by bronze parapets that list the names of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The pools are set within a plaza where more than 400 swamp white oak trees grow.
The Tribute in Light is an art installation created in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. It consists of 88 vertical searchlights arranged in two columns of light to represent the Twin Towers . It stands six blocks south of the World Trade Center on top of the Battery Parking Garage in New York City.
Of those 125 deaths, 70 were civilians – 47 Army employees, six Army contractors, six Navy employees, three Navy contractors, seven Defense Intelligence Agency employees, and one Office of the Secretary of Defense contractor – and 55 were members of the United States Armed Forces – 33 Navy sailors and 22 Army soldiers.
8:46:40 A.M.: Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center between the 93rd and 99th floors. 8:50–54 A.M.: Flight 77 is hijacked. 9 :03:02 A.M.: Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center between the 77th and 85th floors. 9 :28 A.M.: Flight 93 is hijacked.
September 11, 2001
One World Trade Center is considered the first major building whose construction is based upon a three-dimensional Building Information Model. The building occupies a 200-foot (61 m) square, with an area of 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2), nearly identical to the footprints of the original Twin Towers .
8:46:40: Flight 11 crashes into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99.
The 9/11 Memorial is free and open to the public seven days a week, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Museum tickets can be purchased up to six months in advance and include entry to all available exhibitions. Last admission is one hour prior to closing.
The World Trade Center is a mostly completed complex of buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S., replacing the original seven buildings on the same site that were destroyed in the September 11 attacks.
9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald has also been named president and CEO.
On September 11 , 2001 , 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.