The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Rubenstein Communications Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield (212) 843-9220 / firstname.lastname@example.org
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO UNVEIL 9/11 MEMORIAL
Governor David Paterson will join Bill White, President of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, to unveil a memorial to the heroes of 9/11 on Saturday, November 7 at approximately 1pm, immediately following the commissioning ceremony for the USS New York, being held on the Intrepid Pier, located at 12th Avenue and 46th Street. The memorial ceremony will be held at the extreme end of the pier, past the Concorde, on the south-facing side of the pier.
12-Foot High, 1 ½ Ton WTC Steel Resembling the Fallen Towers Erected on Intrepid Pier
Measuring 12-feet tall and weighing 3,000 pounds, the 9/11 memorial is a section of steel recovered from the fallen World Trade Center Towers. Two parallel I-beams point skyward, a near replica of how the Towers once stood in Lower Manhattan.
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Intrepid served as a replacement headquarters for the FBI's New York Field Office, which had been located at the World Trade Center. Five hundred agents worked around the clock aboard Intrepid, fielding 500,000 calls and coordinating the massive investigation. In addition to FBI command and control operations, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex also supported Federal Emergency Management Agency, state, and local emergency responders.
DATE: Saturday, November 7, 2009
TIME: Immediately following the USS NEW YORK Commissioning Ceremony, approximately 1 – 1:15 PM
PLACE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan