The National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center bears solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The Museum honors the 2,980 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath. Demonstrating the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national and international levels, the Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life. The Memorial was designed by the Norwegian architectural firm Snohetta.
On May 21, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at ground zero is officially opening its doors to the public. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is one of its founding donors.