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    It would be great if the memorial was just open to the city.

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    Veterans Virtual Memorial Tour
    May 27, 2013



    2013 National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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    The MEMO Blog
    May 24, 2013

    Little-Known Memorial a Perfect Tribute

    By Jenny Pachucki


    The original key and key tag to the steam room where the Morgan tribute exists.

    Several stories below the 9/11 Memorial plaza is a modest memorial concealed from sight in a steam room. Its obscurity is intended.

    On June 7, 2012 employees for the utility company Con Edison gathered in the steam meter room for a small ceremony in honor of 9/11 victim Richard “Dick” Morgan, who they affectionately called the Mayor of Con Ed. There, in this tucked away space, a wall plaque was unveiled to recognize Morgan, revered as a venerable first responder. They came together a day before what would have been Morgan’s 77th birthday.

    As vice president of emergency management at Con Ed, Morgan’s job was to respond to areas whenever power needed to be restored and to manage any safety concerns. On 9/11, he was trying to reach a substation and was killed in the collapse of the North Tower.

    A steam room may seem an unlikely place for a 9/11 memorial, but Con Ed employees regularly visited the World Trade Center steam room to record the meter registration and inspect the huge cut-off valve that they called “Big Bertha.” For many it is a befitting place to pay homage to respected Con Ed hero Richard Morgan.

    Further honoring their fallen comrade, Con Ed donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum a shadow box containing a specially mounted original key and key tag to that steam room.

    Chief Curator Jan Ramirez and I attended that June ceremony with Morgan’s children, grandchildren and colleagues. It was an emotional occasion for us. We both got to know his family over the years through our work.

    We often joked that we wanted to be adopted by the Morgans – a warm family you hope would offer you a seat at Thanksgiving dinner. Although we never had the privilege of meeting the Mayor of Con Ed, his humor, decency, devotion to duty and family still animate his clan of kids, grandkids, and former coworkers .

    Very few people will see this humble, small memorial plaque. But this little-known memorial shows that whether a memorial is visited by millions of people or just a few, there is honor, a ritual, care and profound sentiment invested in making a memorial that counts and embodies its unique meaning.

    2013 National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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    BigMac, thanks for that Memorial Day video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alonzo-ny View Post
    It would be great if the memorial was just open to the city.
    It will be eventually.

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    The MEMO Blog
    June 20, 2013

    Are You One of the 8 Million?

    By Anthony Guido


    Overhead shot of the 9/11 Memorial plaza. (photo by Joe Woolhead)

    The 9/11 Memorial has now seen more than 8 million visitors since opening to the general public on September 12, 2011.

    The milestone was marked on our social media channels, and users reacted in great numbers. Visitors shared their impressions and had a lot to say.

    2013 National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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    Still not completed. Not even for the 12th Anniversary??

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    Eight trees on Greenwich St opposite the Oculus. Waiting to be planted.

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    Not good in this heat!

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    I don't think so.

    The tree is native and its habitat is large, extending much further south.

    Temperature isn't so much an issue as sunlight and drought - byproducts of high temperature. The tree likes full sunlight and is moderately resistant to drought.

    They'll get plenty of water.

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    It's the roots that can't take the heat.

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    Tress don't get heat stroke like humans, and they don't die quickly.

    Water is the most limiting ecological resource for most tree and forest sites.
    http://warnell.forestry.uga.edu/warn...php3?docID=165

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    Those trees have been acclimating themselves to similar conditions for what seems like decades across the river in Jersey, so there's no big adjustment. Plus the root ball is mammoth, and will simply have the outer crate removed, not disturbing the root system, and then dropped into what's likely to be the best engineered planting hole the world has ever seen.

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