Here’s an 81-second video I made this afternoon at the National September 11 Memorial. It took 25 minutes to get in, but the space is so massive that it wasn’t crowded. The reflecting pools literally took my breath away. You have to see it to understand the scope of the size. Lots of surrounding area to sit and reflect. I’m so impressed, and I know the memorial is going to have profound impact on its visitors for generations.
Did you know that you can help build the National September 11 Memorial & Museum by purchasing a cobblestone or paver that will line the Memorial Plaza?
I bought and dedicated a cobblestone last night, and while it won’t be inscribed, I’ll be able to locate it by visiting a kiosk at the memorial site.
I was also able to reserve a visitor’s pass, but not until Nov. 14, as demand is understandably quite high.
In this week’s editor’s letter, TIME managing editor Rick Stengel reflects on his own 9/11 experience:
“On that morning 10 years ago, I was sitting in Time’s office in New York when I first heard news reports of the plane crashing into the World Trade Center. I was then the editor of Time.com. I wrote the first news story of the grim events of that day and later went to the roof of the Time & Life Building to see the smoke rising from the southern tip of Manhattan. This issue is a fitting memorial to what we have all lived through and what we all remember.”
In the video above, you can watch him introduce our “Beyond 9/11” project, a reflection of the American resilience that lives on 10 years later.
Rick was my boss that crystal-clear Tuesday morning, just hours after TIME.com coworkers attended a house-warming party I threw on the Upper West Side, coinciding with a Giants-Broncos Monday Night Football game. We grew as a unit fast. The Summer of the Shark was over.
A spectacular photoillustration.
Also, this. LightBox should be fantastic.
A press release from TIME says this is “only the third cover in TIME’s 88-year history without the trademark red border.”
I still have the black-bordered special issue from the week of 9/11/2001, when I worked for TIME.com. In 2008, TIME produced a green-bordered, global-warming-themed issue for Earth Day.
TIME covers were all white-bordered, though, from its inception in 1923 through 1926, so I’m unclear as the why p.r. is claiming only the third non-red-border in an 88-year history, when it seems more accurate to say since first featuring a red border in 1927.
The job of journalism is, as the columnist Richard Reeves has said, is to give people the news they need to keep their freedoms. People need to know what threatens them; need to know the dangers. In war or depression, people do not pay so much attention to a story like Condit/Levy. They want to know whether they are in danger of being defeated by their enemy, and what they can do to stop it.