The New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan branch is focusing on 9/11 throughout the month of September, with a series of free lectures by authors and other experts on how the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center affected and changed us all, and how it changed the city.
Here’s what’s scheduled next week, the week after the Tenth Anniversary of September 11, 2001 —
Monday, September 12th — Sharon Zukin, author of “After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York City”, lectures on the ‘new normal’ of Lower Manhattan, including controversies over what is built and where, and how to include Muslims in public discussions.
Tuesday, September 13th –– Author Kenneth Jackson offers a slide presentation from his book “New York and 9/11: A Report Card on the City’s Response to the Emergency and the Way the Tragedy Changed the Metropolis”, including the sacrifice and bravery of first responders, and the many ways terrorism has changed our daily life in New York City.
Monday, September 19th — A photo lecture on how the World Trade Center went from an unloved white elephant to an active, integral part of city life, including its impact on architecture around the world. This lecture features historic photos of the WTC, from 1977 to today.
All programs begin at 6:30 at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NYPL, across Fifth Avenue from the main branch guarded by lions Patience and Prudence. Reservations are not required, but be sure to get there by 6:15 for a good seat.