Film Screening

  • 12 p.m.
  • Auditorium
  • Commemorating the Rescue & Recovery Efforts

Rescue, Recovery, & the Department of Design & Construction

Bouquet of flowers on the Memorial glade, with a hand touching the stone

In the aftermath of 9/11, unprecedented rescue, recovery, and relief efforts began at Ground Zero, where 1.8 million tons of debris filled what remained of the World Trade Center. In the subsequent weeks, this work was formalized and carried out by a variety of departments and agencies including the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), who managed the demolition and debris removal operations over the next nine months.

This work formally ended on May 30, 2002. To commemorate the 21st anniversary of this milestone, and to honor the thousands who have died and become sick due to 9/11-related illnesses linked to these efforts, we are screening a film highlighting the efforts of the DDC every day at noon this week. The film runs approximately 28 minutes and features the stories of those individuals who successfully took on this unimaginable task.