As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, here is a compilation of upcoming exhibitions, programs, and events that might be of interest.
Lower Manhattan Rising: Looking Toward 9/11/2011
A daylong panel of professionals who helped plan, design, advise, and develop the new World Trade Center site and its surrounding context will look to the future of the emerging Lower Manhattan community, and the economic, development, and cultural implications of its continued growth. Discussions will center on the last 18-24 months, including key design decisions, major infrastructure, foundation and below-grade work, Memorial Plaza and Museum and Building 1 and 4 construction, and the final shape of the WTC complex. This open presentation is a culmination of a series of New York New Visions-sponsored events focused on Lower Manhattan.
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
Seen Since 9/11: Interviews and Photographs of New Yorkers by Tibo
A series of photographs by Tibo, along with a piece of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center site, will be on view at the Center for Architecture. The WTC steel is on loan to the Center courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and will ultimately become part of the University of Southern Mississippi Center’s 9/11 Memorial.
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
09.01.11 (repeated 09.02.11)
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
From executive producer Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television, Discovery Channel, and Science Channel comes three (of six) episodes profiling 9/11 survivors who remained in Manhattan to rebuild and repair their community; the Michael Arad, AIA/Peter Walker, FASLA-designed 9/11 Memorial; Santiago Calatrava, FAIA’s cathedral-like train station that will be a new gateway to Manhattan; and the men and women constructing the 104-story 1WTC.
Tragedy and Healing: WTC — a look back from where we came
Architectural/interior photographer Frank Ritter has been photographing the anniversaries of 9/11 for the last nine years (including contributing an annual photo essay to e-Oculus. See “9/11, Nine Years Later” for last year’s coverage). This collection of photographs centers on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center from the beginning eight years ago. A reception with the photographer is planned for 09.07.11, from 4:00-8:00pm.
New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue
* Attendance through RSVP only. Click the link to make your reservation.
09.09.11, 09.12.11, 09.13.11 @11am
Ten Years of Terror
This film examines the theoretical, empirical, and aesthetic dimensions of violence and the ensuing state of terror it produces. The series of reflections by Saskia Sassen, Michael Hardt, Noam Chomsky, Zygmunt Bauman, and others closely examines the enactment and ramifications of violence. Film directors Brad Evans and Simon Critchley will be available for questions following each screening.
1071 Fifth Avenue
Free Admission to The Skyscraper Museum
The Skyscraper Museum will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with free admission to its gallery from noon to 6pm. On view is the museum’s permanent exhibition of the history of the design and construction of the Twin Towers in the 1960s-70s, as well as “SUPERTALL!,” which examines 21st-century towers around the world that are taller than 380 meters, including 1WTC.
The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place
Thursdays in September
PortSide NewYork Multimedia Exhibition
This exhibition will showcase mariners’ roles in responding to 9/11, from evacuation to rubble removal, aboard the ship LILAC in Manhattan. It will include photography and oral history by photojournalist Carolina Salguero, who also founded the sustainable waterfront advocacy organization PortSide NewYork, plus contributions from vessel and rubble removal crews, the Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the Center for National Policy.
Historic Ship LILAC
Hudson River Park Pier 25 @ North Moore Street, Tribeca
The 9/11 Peace Quilt Story
The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt, designed by artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, will be exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On Sunday, 09.11.11, special programming will be offered at the museum, including a talk by Ringgold, readings by New York University students involved in the project, and an afternoon concert at The Temple of Dendur.
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Memorial Guide App
Explore the arrangement of names on the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Listen to remembrances of those who were lost, told by family and friends. Locate sponsored cobblestones on the Memorial plaza. This is an official app of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Murrye Bernard, LEED AP, is an architectural journalist and contributing editor to e-Oculus.