Volume 18 • Issue 46 | March 31 - April 6, 2006

Center seeks W.T.C. photos

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a new visitors tribute center at the W.T.C. site wants to write a novel.

Slated to open at the site in July, the Visitors Tribute Center is appealing to the public for personal photographs capturing the history in and around the W.T.C. prior to Sept 11th for use in its future exhibits.

Created by the Sept. 11th Families Association, the Visitors Tribute Center will be located at 120 Liberty St. Its street-level storefront will serve as a visitors center for tens of thousands of people from all over the world to come and learn about the history and tragedy of the W.T.C., said Meriam Lobel, tribute center exhibition and program developer.

“[With these pictures] we’re trying to capture the dynamic community of people who worked, shopped and celebrated life in this area,” she said.

Digital photos can be sent via e-mail, though prints, negatives and CD photo albums are the preferred method of submission, said Lobel. All material will be returned.

The Tribute Visitors Center is a non-profit organization funded by, among other sponsors, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., Port Authority and American Express. The center will also include artifacts and interpretations of the 1993 and 2001 tragedies at the W.T.C. The center has recruited over 60 volunteer guides to give tours of the area, and the center hopes to expand its operations, Lobel said. But for now, especially with this project, “we need the public’s help,” she said.

Digital photos can be sent via e-mail to mlobel@tributenyc.org. Photos larger than one Mb should be sent one at a time. Prints, negatives and CD photo albums should be mailed to Meriam Lobel, The Tribute Visitors Center, 50 Broad St., Suite 1937, N.Y., N.Y. 10004.


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