Help Memorialize the World Trade Center’s Place in History and Culture
September 9, 2011
New York’s World Trade Center was not only one of the world’s greatest and most recognized business centers; it was an architectural wonder and an iconic sightseeing attraction on the New York skyline. Anyone who viewed it, from its plaza or from miles away, marveled at its magnificence.
And when people visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum that will open at Ground Zero next year on September 11, 2012, they can get an up-close look at the last remaining scale model of the World Trade Center as designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki in the late 1960s. This model, seven-plus feet tall, will be in a special gallery that memorializes the World Trade Center as one of the most visited and photographed sightseeing attractions in the world.
People in the travel and tourism industry from around the world are donating funds, through Tourism Cares, to provide the custom-made glass case that will enclose, protect and preserve this precious piece of art and history. A plaque in the gallery will recognize the industry for its generosity.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation at Tourism Cares: Helping the World Remember. Or you can instantly make a $10 donation on your phone by texting TOUR 911 to 50555.
Thank you for support of this important contribution from the tourism industry to this very special place.