9/11 MEMORIAL PREVIEW SITE OPENS NEAR WORLD TRADE CENTER
EarthCam provides HD Panoramic Views of Construction Progress For Visitors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, August 26, 2009 -- The National September 11 Memorial & Museum today opened a 9/11 Memorial Preview Site near the World Trade Center. The Preview Site provides the public with the opportunity to learn about the Memorial and Museum, view the construction progress at the World Trade Center site, and participate in the creation of the Museum by sharing their 9/11 story.
In order to provide the public with information on the plans for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Preview Site will display models and renderings of the project, illustrating what the World Trade Center site will look like when the rebuilding is complete, along with a historic 9/11 timeline.
“Our partnership with EarthCam will allow us to provide real-time images of the progress being made at the World Trade Center site,” National 9/11 Memorial & Museum President Joe Daniels said. “EarthCam offers visitors to our website and the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site the ability to follow the construction of the Memorial & Museum and share images with their friends and family. These photos are a very special documentation of history as it is being built.” EarthCam Ground Zero
“Our mission to preserve a comprehensive visual history of 9/11 on EarthCam's site began within minutes after it occurred. The project has continued since with daily live images and archiving of the re-building,”said Brian Cury, EarthCam CEO and Founder. “We look forward to enhancing visitors' experience with live HD quality views of the construction using our new 72 megapixel panorama robotic cameras.”
Visitors to the Preview Site will have the opportunity to make history by sharing their 9/11 story with Museum. An on-site recording booth will allow the public to contribute to the Museum’s planned introductory exhibition that will include a soundscape of people remembering, in multiple languages, where they were on September 11, 2001 and how they learned of the attacks. The Preview Site will help collect these remembrances through 3-minute recorded stories. The recording booth will also be used periodically to record 40-minute remembrances with the national oral history project, StoryCorps. In 2006, the 9/11 Memorial and StoryCorps formed a partnership to collect at least one StoryCorps interview for each of the victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks.
Highlights from the Museum’s collection and access to its collaborative partner, VOICES of September 11 Living Memorial, a digital archive of tributes, will be available through kiosks at the Preview Site. In addition, selected artifacts from the Museum’s growing permanent collection will be presented.
For more information, visit www.national911memorial.org.
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