NYC Remembers: GANYC Commemorates 9/11

In late August and early September, GANYC organized a series of events in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and their impact on New York.

Our first series of events were for members only. This included a series of 9/11 Memorial walks for our members led by 9/11 Memorial Museum docent and trainer, Ed Welter. Our big event was held at 3 World Trade Center. The program began with a talk by Mike Marcucci, the host of this special class event and personal filmmaker to Larry Silverstein. Mr. Marcucci took members and other invited guests through the newly opened marketing center of the World Trade Center. Next we were joined 9/11 Memorial Museum docent and trainer, Ed Welter for a class on “How the World Trade Center was built and why did it collapse.” We thank them for these wonderful events.

This was followed up in the past week with our "New York City Remembers" initiative, a series of free events that our members volunteered to give to the public. The initiative consisted of live walking tours, and a series of virtual webinars. The live tours included a look at the former immigrant neighborhood that existed downtown before the World Trade Center, a look at the new World Trade Center, and an exploration of Staten Island's 9/11 memorial. The webinars explored the following topics: the origins and urban planning of the original World Trade Center, how Broadway responded to 9/11, the impact on Chinatown, the 9/11 memorial in Jerusalem, and the fascinating origin of Bayonne's memorial.

The webinars were all recorded and you can find the videos archived HERE.

Thank you all to our volunteers for helping GANYC commemorate this tragic anniversary.