9/11 memorial

At 9/11 Memorial, Police Raise Fears of Suicide

From NY Times …there have been a million or so visitors to the memorial since it opened last September, and there have been no suicide attempts. Nonetheless, the police said a plan had been put in place. “We have to think of these possibilities,” Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said in an interview with Esquire magazine. “People might commit suicide. We’re concerned about the possibility of somebody jumping in.” ………. “Our big worry several years ago, in the original design, was terrorism, and now we add suicide to the equation,” said Glenn P. Corbett, an associate professor of fire science at John Jay College, who is advising the Skyscraper Safety Campaign in its criticism of the memorial as inadequately safe and secure. “I think it’s going to happen — a suicide. I think it is an unbelievably emotional site.”


Memorial website racks up 42,000 ticket reservations on first day

By Julie Cannold, CNN

New York (CNN) -- The National September 11th Memorial, set to open to the public on September 12 this year, is expecting quite a large number of visitors, if advanced ticket reservations are any indication.

Monday, reserved passes to the memorial became available on its website, and 24 hours later, 42,000 passes had been reserved, according to Joe Daniels, president and CEO of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.

"We're super happy with the demand," Daniels said. "It's definitely still early in this, and it's pretty gratifying that everything that everybody's been working on to complete the memorial is getting to take that first step and get people to see it."

Daniels expects several million people to visit the memorial over the course of the first year, possibly as many as four million depending on how flexible people are with their schedules, as passes are reserved in advance for a specific day and time.

"I think the bottom line is, we know there is a huge demand to visit what is probably the most sacred site in the United States," Daniels said. "At the same time this memorial is going to
be here forever."

TIME SENSITIVE : Activists Called To Action : Meeting the Censors


Wednesday,May 25th 2011, 6:30pm
At the site of the 9/11 memorial, a forum is being held called, "9/11 Conspiracy Theories: Why They Exist and What Role They Play in Society."


"Professors Kathryn Olmsted and Michael Barkun address broader questions of why conspiracy theories exist and how they should be viewed in the context of post-9/11 communities. Both have written books on the subject and will discuss the psychological underpinnings of these theories, their historical roles in shaping public opinion and how we should view or evaluate their relevance today".

Here's a video of Prof. Olmsted talking about her book on Conspiracy's.


SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE Receives Twin Tower Beam for 9/11 Memorial

Beam From WTC Arrives At Schriever For September 11 Memorial
Posted: 5:03 PM Apr 26, 2010
Source: http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/92136719.html?storySection=story

It was a special welcoming ceremony Monday at Schriever Air Force Base for the arrival of a beam (C-28) from the fallen World Trade Center that will be used for a local 9-11 memorial.
Airmen and civilians could be seen lining the street, holding a salute as the large piece of metal was driven on to the base. The beam, which collapsed during the events of September 11, 2001, had been saved as part of the investigation until now.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey donated the beam to Schriever. It will become part of a
future memorial on base to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Steel Beam from Twin Towers Bombing bound for Palm Beach Gardens 9/11 Memorial

Steel beam from the World Trade Center bound for Palm Beach Gardens 9/11 memorial
Source: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/steel-beam-from-the-world-trade-center-bound-586824.html

By Bill DiPaolo Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Updated: 10:53 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2010

PALM BEACH GARDENS — The 36-foot-long steel beam is bent, but city officials say they are proud that the remnant from the World Trade Center soon will be displayed at the planned Sept. 11 Memorial Park.