The National September 11 Memorial Museum’s mission is to acknowledge and remember those killed in the World Trade Center attacks. Empathy and personal connection guide visitors through the story of the attack and its aftermath, which are told through the words of those who experienced them. Our expert team delivered the project management, fabrication, and installation of this important exhibition of loss, recovery and hope.
The displays were woven through with objects that were rich with meaning, from large fragments of architecture to tiny personal items found by recovery crews. The exhibition’s signature design element is steel, in keeping with the museum’s location on the footprint of the iconic skyscrapers. The weighty key exhibition material, diverse scale of objects and challenging site logistics required a sensitive, innovative and practical problem-solving approach to ensure these powerful designs became a reality.
Layman Design - exhibition design
Davis Brody Bond and Snøhetta - building architecture
Displays in the National September 11 Memorial Museum, photograph © Jin Lee