Permanent | Level 4
The 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast is a vivid exploration of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, intertwined with extraordinary first-person accounts from journalists who covered the story.
Just as police and firefighters do in a disaster, journalists on Sept. 11 ran toward danger. Among the 2,749 people who lost their lives in New York City that day were a photojournalist killed in the collapse of one of the World Trade Center towers and six broadcast engineers who perished at their posts atop the 110-story complex.
As news broke in three places almost simultaneously, news organizations faced extraordinary challenges. From the Pentagon to Pennsylvania, one shocking event followed another, and journalists geared up to cover the catastrophes. This gallery tells their stories through dramatic artifacts, a powerful documentary film and a moving tribute to photojournalist Bill Biggart, who died covering the attacks.
Warning: Some material in this exhibit may be too intense for young children.
“Running Toward Danger”
Running time: 11 minutes, 30 seconds