Jeffrey Brown talks with Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker and Professor at the Parsons New School of Design, about the architecture and construction of the memorial.
Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, the memorial at the site of the World Trade Center towers in lower Manhattan will be dedicated on Sunday and open to the public on Sept. 12, 2011. NOVA’s latest documentary, “Engineering Ground Zero,” … Continue reading
In an interview with Judy Woodruff, White House Chief Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan discusses the strength of al-Qaida after the death or capture of high-level leaders and the difficult-to-detect threat of homegrown terror. Continue reading
After 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security created the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative to help spot potential terrorists, while the Mall of America launched its own security program. NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting report how such efforts aimed at security affect our civil liberties. Continue reading
In the days that followed 9/11, musician and DJ Moby wrote about the experience of living just a mile from Ground Zero on his blog, which was one of the first by a musician at the time. It was an intimate and unique account, as well as one that got him into a little trouble and some bad press.
The collapse of the Twin Towers served as a stark and stunning reminder to architects and engineers of the value of using concrete to protect skyscrapers from the ravages of fire. Miles O’Brien reports on how the design of skyscrapers has changed since 9/11. This report was produced in collaboration with the PBS program “NOVA.” Continue reading
Ten years after the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 fought back against their hijackers, driving the airplane into the ground instead of the intended target in the nation’s capital, a permanent memorial will open in Shanksville, Pa. Continue reading
Students, teachers and parents of New York’s P.S. 150’s, located just blocks away from ground zero, recount their powerful memories of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. This is an extended excerpt from the film “The Class of 9/11,” produced by filmmaker Jacques Menasche for the Dart Society. Continue reading
Ten years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, many Pakistanis still don’t know who perpetrated the assault, according to GlobalPost’s Pakistan reporter Suzanna Koster. Continue reading
What does 9/11 mean to the people who live in Afghanistan and the Americans troops fighting there? Special correspondent Adam Pletts reports on the feelings regarding the terror attacks on American soil, which he gathered from both groups while embedded with U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan. Continue reading