A Space Within: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a public showcase of the eight-acre memorial and museum taking shape at the heart of the World Trade Center site. The exhibition, which contains new details of the memorial and museum plans, will contain models, construction photographs, renderings, drawings, videos and a series of public programs. It will be on view at the Center for Architecture from June 25–September 14, 2009. A Space Within was organized by the AIA New York Chapter in partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
In the aftermath of the events of September 11th, 2001, one of the world’s most densely developed business districts became, for many, hallowed ground. Immediately after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a grassroots movement emerged to build a tribute to those who had been killed. These efforts grew into an international design competition. An astounding response of 13,683 individuals registered for the competition, and they submitted over 5000 designs.
The exhibition opening for A Space Within will be held June 25, 2009, from 6–8pm at the Center for Architecture.