This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. While today NYU is manifestly "in and of the world," it is first and foremost "in and of the city," in and of New York. We draw our character, our vitality, our strength, even our vision of global engagement from the city whose name we bear; if it is important to New York City, it is important to New York University. In the 180 years since NYU first opened its doors, few days have left a more indelible impression on our city and our university community, and few events have called forth a greater range of emotions: sorrow, courage, fear, pride, but – most of all – perseverance, hope, and resolve.
As we approach the 10th anniversary, we have compiled the events listed here so that we may join our fellow New Yorkers in reflecting upon and remembering an event that changed the heart and face of our city forever, and thinking about its future.
NYU Open House, 528 LaGuardia Place
August 20 - October 31, 2011
This extraordinary archive of pictures is the only existing photographic record of Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. Fenced off and classified as a crime scene, the area was closed off to all photographers, and only scant information was available about the activities in the guarded enclosure that became know as "the forbidden city". Admission to the NYU Open House is free and the following are the hours of operation.
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development shares a selection of faculty works that address 9/11, its impact, and our future.
The Muslim Self Portrait Project | August 25–September 25, 2011
An exhibition of Muslim American self-portraits and personal narratives
A series of photographs taken by Sam Hollenshead, will be on display, for 24-hour public viewing, from September 1–November 1, 2011.
The World Trade Center Disaster Memorials: Remembering Those Lost | September 1–30, 2011 New York University Langone Medical Center
Smilow Gallery, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, NYC
There is an artist's reception on September 8 in the Smilow lobby from 5:00–6:00 PM
An exhibition of approximately 70 works created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public: September 08, 2011–April 1, 2012