September 11, 2001: The Bellevue Hospital Wall of Prayer
Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, a temporary
construction fence at Bellevue Hospital became an icon of the city’s
response to the tragedy. Covered with posters of the missing, it also
included statements of support from New Yorkers and people around
the country. This unique memorial has become part of the Museum’s
permanent collection and is being painstakingly conserved. Over 80
feet of the wall will be on display, along with images of Ground Zero
from the Museum’s Joel Meyerowitz 9/11 Archive.
Preservation of the Bellevue Hospital Wall of Prayer is made possible
by grants from Save America’s Treasures, Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. /
Mr. and Mrs. Ara K. Hovnanian, and the William E. Weiss Foundation.