9/11 Tribute Center

9/11 Tribute Center Museum

Stories of Service and Recovery

New York, NY

The 9/11 Tribute Center announced that after 10 years – and almost 15 years after the attacks of September 11, 2001 – it will be moving to a new location in order to expand its mission, exhibits and programs. Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership is pleased and honored to be the exhibition and graphic design partners for this new museum.  The 9/11 Tribute Center will serve 750,000 to 1 million visitors annually.


The expanded 9/11 Tribute Center will include exhibits depicting the events of 9/11, the response, recovery and rebuilding, global outreach and “Seeds of Service”. Exhibitions will offer visitors an in-depth exploration of the personal stories from a range of individuals, learning about their experiences and how they responded to the challenges they faced.


The enhanced exhibits will share the evolution of counterterrorism, as well as place additional emphasis on the responses and actions by countless ordinary New Yorkers and people from around the world who chose to help in the aftermath. Partners include City, State and Federal public safety and counterterrorism agencies.


Through oral history videos, immersive media, environmental graphics and selected artifacts accompanied by stories, visitors and students will gain a heightened understanding of and appreciation for public service, and a new awareness of our collective responsibility in the aftermath of any disaster. Unified Field, Inc., our media partner on this endeavor, will be providing the multi-media experiences for the center.  Within the new space, the 9/11 Tribute Center will continue its mission to support the 9/11 and Lower Manhattan communities, to preserve the history of the attacks and aftermath, and to provide education and resources on the global and continuing impact of 9/11.


About the 9/11 Tribute Center

The 9/11 Tribute Center is a visitor center opened in 2006 by the September 11th Families Association, a not-for-profit corporation. 9/11 Tribute Center offers visitors to the World Trade Center a place where they can connect with people from the 9/11 community: family members of lost loved ones, survivors, first responders and people who live and work in Lower Manhattan. Through walking tours, exhibits and programs, the 9/11 Tribute Center offers “Person to Person History,” linking visitors who want to understand and appreciate the historic events with those who experienced them. Visitors learn factual information about the events, the identity of 2,973 people killed in the attacks, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations and the tremendous spirit of support and generosity that arose after the attacks. Personal gallery and walking tour experiences are available for student and group visits. Learn more about 9/11 Tribute Center programs here.


“As a New Yorker and an architect, I longed for an opportunity to contribute to the healing in the wake of the tragedy of 9/11.  I am grateful for the chance to lend our skills and passion to such a worthwhile and transformational endeavor. There is no purer or more authentic reflection of the humanity, loss and power of hope than the testimonies of those who experienced first-hand the attacks, the rebuilding and the inspiration to help and heal.”


-Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA