Beckwith stood with then-President Bush at Ground Zero three days after the towers collapsed. He watched this week as President Obama announced bin Laden’s death.
When the Twin Towers fell, it was personal for a lot of people. This was their skyline and their city.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said there won’t be a new Windows on the World-type restaurant at 1 World Trade Center. That dining institution sat atop one of the original twin towers prior to the 9/11 terror attacks.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology obtained a NYPD helicopter video showing the moments after the impacts on the north and south towers.
It will be years before the millions of people who want to visit the center have unfettered access to the World Trade Center memorial site,the memorial foundation president said.
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Thursday that Americans should be tolerant of plans to build an Islamic center and mosque near the site of the World Trade Center in New York.
It’s been nine long years, and on Saturday, New York looked back on one of the darkest days in United States history. The traditional 9/11 remembrance ceremony took place just southwest of where the World Trade Center once stood – in Zuccoti Park, where families of the victims gathered.
Rites of remembrance and loss marked the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, familiar in their sorrow but observed for the first time Saturday in a nation torn over the prospect of a mosque near ground zero and the role of Islam in society.
When her EMT son went missing in the days after 9/11, Talat Hamdani traveled to Mecca to pray that he was safe — hoping authorities could have thought him a suspect because of his Muslim background and detained him.
For the thousands of New Yorkers who live and work around the site that may become home to the propsoed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero, it’s about much more than talking points.
For many New Yorkers, it will become a new place to remember, reflect and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11.