Sixteen years ago as of yesterday, the rescue and recovery effort for the September 11th attacks ended. It’s estimated that 400,000 people were exposed to life-threatening toxins, and since then, nearly 70,000 first responders and more than 14,000 survivors have enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program. Yesterday, former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and 9/11 Memorial & Museum president Alice Greenwald revealed the official design for Memorial Glade, a monument to all those who have lost their lives or are sick due to these related illnesses. In addition to increasing awareness about the health crisis, the memorial will also “recognize the tremendous capacity of the human spirit, as exemplified during the rescue, recovery and relief efforts following the 9/11 attacks.”
9/11 Memorial Museum
Daily Link Fix: Snøhetta Talks About Designing the 9/11 Memorial Museum; Brooklyn Is a Chocolate Mecca, Mon, November 17, 2014
- Snøhetta talks about designing the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Architect Craig Dykers describes how his own experience with the tragedy inspired the process. Watch the video on Arch Daily.
- Chocolate fiends should probably move to Brooklyn. Crain’s reports that the borough is becoming the “chocolate district.”
- I Quant NY colorfully maps the city’s address system. There’s a lot more number sense that goes into it than you might think.
- Can’t get a flight out of LaGuardia or JFK? You may no longer cringe at the idea of flying out of Newark. The NJ airport’s United terminal is getting a major foodie overhaul. Check out the design on Fast Co. Design.
- Ephemeral New York takes a look at how Five Points became New York’s worst slum.
It’s amazing when you think about it, the number of people personally touched by the tragedy of 9/11. It seems in the days after the attacks, especially as a New Yorker, you found you had a connection to someone who had perished, either directly or indirectly. It was almost uncanny.
And the phrase “Never Forget” became ubiquitous. As if you ever could.
To ensure we never do, and that those too young to remember will continue to honor the day that changed the world, the 9/11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero was dedicated today, in advance of its May 21st opening to the general public. Attendees included President Obama and Governor Chris Christie.