We invite you to attend the fourth and final briefing in the Municipal Art Society’s Engaging Lower Manhattan series: Remembrance and Interpretation. Part of the “Beyond 16 Acres” project, it will take place Thursday, May 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at St. John’s University’s Lower Manhattan campus (101 Murray St., between Greenwich and West streets). This event will focus on the many efforts under way to memorialize and interpret the events and losses of 9/11. While the recovery from 9/11 has spurred great interest in and discussion of issues of land use, transit and infrastructure, at its core, people’s connection to 9/11 is profoundly emotional, and the need for appropriate memorial exceptionally important.
The briefing will involve a discussion by organizations representing three different types of projects: temporary memorials, such as the Tribute in Light; permanent memorials and projects, like the World Trade Center site memorial and the September 11th Families Association’s Tribute Center; and preservation of artifacts of the event, like the survivors’ staircase.
The speakers will be
Gerry Bogacz, of the World Trade Center Survivors’ Network;
Anita Contini, of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation;
Michael Kuo, of the September 11th Families Association; and
Frank Sanchis, of the Municipal Art Society.
Other organizations have been invited to share their perspectives in the questions and answer period following the formal presentations. The evening will be moderated by Kimberly Miller, the Municipal Art Society’s Director of Planning Issues.
For more information or to RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah K. Yackel
Municipal Art Society
457 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022
t: (212) 935-3960
f: (212) 753-1816