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Guide to the Michael Arad 9/11 Memorial Papers
 PR 422

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh and Margo Padilla

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 28, 2022
The finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Content Description

This collection contains material from the records of the architect Michael Arad (1969- ), primarily related to his design of the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. Arad's design for the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site is titled "Reflecting Absence," and was selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation from among more than 5,000 entries submitted in an international competition in 2003. The collection includes architectural drawings, photographs and prints, office files, correspondence, proposals, presentations, memorabilia, models, digital files, and other media that document the design and construction of the memorial, which opened to the public on September 11, 2011.


This collection is arranged in 8 series:

Series I: Architectural Drawings
Series II: Digital Material
Series III: Ephemera and Other Media
Series IV: Images - Photographs and Prints
Series V: Names Parapet
Series VI: Office Files
Series VII: Site Models and Objects
Series VIII: Other Projects (not WTC)