The 9/11 Memorial Museum: Memory, Authenticity, Scale and Emotion

1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA
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At the emotional rebuilding at Ground Zero, learn how design can resolve conflict and bring peace to a community.


How do you design a museum on an iconic site that pays homage to a tragic event, while respecting the feelings and memories of survivors, family members, and residents? You’ll revisit the emotionally charged rebuilding at Ground Zero of the 9/11 tragedy, exploring issues and processes surrounding design of the 9/11 Memorial Museum:

• Legal requirements to preserve public access to surviving artifacts of the site, including foundations of the Towers, the slurry wall, and the "survivors’ stairs"

• Means of integrating exhibit content and narrative into architectural form

• Collaboration with family members, survivors, preservationists, community residents, scholars, and curators

• The Section 106 Process for accessing and preserving historic resources

Through this case study, gain insights into how design and architecture can help resolve conflict, appease stakeholders, and bring peace to a community.

Learning objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Section 106 Process for access to and preservation of historic resources.
  • Identify means by which in-situ historic artifacts are stabilized, recorded and protected during a design and construction process.
  • Define a public input and review process for a sensitive design challenge.
  • Explore means of integration of exhibit content and architectural design.

Course details

Contents Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration One year after purchase

Duration 1:00

Passing Score 80% on quiz