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Remembering September 11, 2001

NEW YORK, N.Y – This year marks the 12th anniversary of the attacks at the World Trade Center. In memory of those who were lost, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust invites visitors to tour the museum and attend a special program to reflect and remember that cataclysmic day. On Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., the Museum will present Parallel Stories: The World Trade Center and Battery Park City, a free discussion featuring panelists Clifford Chanin of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, Carol Willis of The Skyscraper Museum, and Matthew Fenton, editor in chief of The Broadsheet, Battery Park’s local paper.

The evening will celebrate the renewal of Battery Park City’s thriving cultural landscape and will explore the neighborhood’s connection to the Trade Center site.

Museum Director Dr. David G. Marwell said, “Our proximity to the site of the tragedy, our identity as a downtown cultural institution, and our mission of remembrance compel us to reflect and remember with the community and our neighbors.”

Admission to both the museum and the program is free on Sept. 11.

The Museum’s exhibitions educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century – before, during, and after the Holocaust. Current special exhibitions include Hava Nagila: A Song for the People, on view through December 2013. Against the Odds: American Jews and the Rescue of Europe’s Refugees, 1933-1941 is now open. It is also home to the award-winning Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy Goldsworthy’s memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum offers visitors a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall and receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

OneWorldTradeCenterA New Beginning 

One World Trade Center is the primary building of the new World Trade Center complex.  Completed on May 10, 2013, when a spire was installed on its top, the 104-story skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, occupying the former location of the original 6 World Trade Center. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and fourth-tallest building in the world. Its spire reaches a symbolic height of 1,776 feet – in reference to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed.

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