Elizabeth Dubben, Exhibitions Coordinator at the Saratoga Arts Center, prepares for the Saratoga Springs City Council meeting that will decide in favor or against locating the WTC Steel sculpture and 9/11 memorial "Tempered by Memory" on the Saratoga Springs Visitors Center's front lawn.
16 Aug 11


August 16th, 2011 the air in Saratoga Springs, New York was heavy with the weight of the day. It was the day a Saratoga Springs City Council meeting would decide [&hellip

Susie Leong reflects on the weight of working on a project that involves dealing so closely with 9/11 victims' families.
11 Aug 11

Conserved and Constructed

August 11th, 2011 we got to spend the day with the Maryland State 9/11 Memorial.  The Memorial will sit in front of the World Trade Center, designed by I.M. Pei, [&hellip

Michael E. Newman gives us a tour of the NIST campus. It is very much like an actual campus the way it is set up and Michael explained there were a lot of education opportunities for students at NIST. He, as well as many others, dedicated much of their lives to the WTC Steel investigation. He is most proud of the changes that were implemented at a national level in building codes and safety due to the results of their findings.
10 Aug 11

Structure and Support

August 10th, 2011 was a learning experience.  We spent the afternoon at NIST (The National Institute for Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg, MD with Stephen W. Banovic, a scientist in the [&hellip

Rick Bell shares his thoughts on the relationship between design and memorials and the multi-meanings the WTC Steel takes on as it travels from its original location at Ground Zero to become memorials across America and around the world.
03 Aug 11

Memorials in Context

On August 3rd, 2011 we strove to put some of what we were shooting in a historical and sociological context. We started off the day at NYU Steinhardt School of [&hellip

The company Rick works for moved mid-town.  Rick prefers the new location to being downtown close to Ground Zero, a constant reminder of his son's death.
18 Jul 11

A Man with a Mission

July 18th, 2011 we interviewed Rick Cahill at his office in Manhattan.  On September 11, 2001, he and his son Scott both worked in lower Manhattan in the bond business.  [&hellip

The Art of Memories Film
06 Jul 11

Support of All Kinds

July 6th, 2011 didn’t involve parades or fireworks but we still shot in three different locations.  In the morning, we met with members of the 100 Women Making a Difference [&hellip

Domenico "Dom" G. Stolfo explained in detail what is needed to be done to get a project completed on a tight deadline after he became involved in the project at the last minute.
05 Jul 11

From The Ground Up

July 5, 2011 was another busy day in Beavercreek, OH.    We met Domenico G. Stolfo of Synergy, a real estate development and design & build firm committed to getting the [&hellip

The Art of Memories FilmEverything that Jo Ann wore that day was red,white and blue --- her nails, her earrings and even her hand towels in her guest bathroom displayed her patriotism.
04 Jul 11

Red, White and Blue

We spent July 4th, 2011 shooting in Beavercreek, OH.  Their WTC Steel was being taken out for public viewing on a flatbed truck one last time before being installed on [&hellip

Architect Frederic Schwartz snaps a photo of the progress of the NJ 9/11 Memorial before heading back to his office in NYC.
29 Jun 11

Empty Sky

On June 29th, 2011 we traveled across the Hudson River on the ferry with architect Frederic Schwartz and Tracy Hummer of Frederic Schwartz Architects to visit the New Jersey’s 9/11 [&hellip

Mark and Maris discuss the impact the WTC Steel can have as not only a memorial but as a teaching tool.
25 Jun 11

A Retreat from Memories and Memorials

On June 25, 2011 we visited Mark Marderosian at the country home in Connecticut he shares with his fiancée Maris Wacs. He resides in Manhattan but grew up in Beavercreek, [&hellip

Photographer Lawrence White shoots the crowd at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY.
10 Jun 11

The Art of Fundraising

On June 10, 2011 the town of Saratoga Springs, NY held their annual Arts Fest and the Saratoga Arts Council’s Tempered by Memory sculpture and 9/11 Memorial took center stage.  [&hellip

The Art of Memories Film
03 Jun 11

The Man of Steel

On June 3, 2011 we had the rare opportunity to meet with Karl Koch III.  His family’s company erected and provided the steel for the Twin Towers – what was [&hellip

We were there during Fleet Week and five US Marines stop to visit the cross. Out of frame, Lawrence photographs them.
27 May 11

A Steel Cross

On May 27th, 2011 we shot photographer Lawrence White in lower Manhattan.  He took us on a tour of where he saw the Twin Towers fall and where he photographed [&hellip

After the press conference, iron workers make the first cut in the WTC Steel to begin the process of creating the 9/11 Memorial.
18 May 11

The Press, a Heart and Memories

May 18th, 2011 was another day of crazy shooting.  We began the morning with The Saratoga Arts Council’s press conference held to introduce local news and media outlets officially to [&hellip

John shares his studio with sculptor Caroline Ramersdorfer. She just took off her goggles and you can still see the marks on her face as she took time off from sanding marble to speak with us.
17 May 11

Studio by the River

We were very excited to visit John Van Alstine’s Wells, New York studio on May 17, 2011.  Nestled next to the Sacandaga River, he shares the sprawling historic old buildings [&hellip

09 Mar 11

Steel in Snow

March 9, 2011 was an intense day of shooting at four different locations.  It was haunting to see the WTC Steel buried in snow in upstate New York at a [&hellip

Photographer Lawrence White listens along with Saratoga Arts Council members to Joel discuss the unique artistic approach to the Saratoga Springs, NY 9/11 Memorial.  He lived and worked in NYC during 9/11 and is now a local Saratoga resident.
08 Mar 11

Saratoga Arts Council

On March 8, 2011, The Saratoga Arts Center and Council held a meeting for its members to discuss raising funds to pay for the Tempered by Memory 9/11 Memorial. Screen [&hellip

The WTC Steel arrives on a flatbed at Noah Savett's yard but must back in.
18 Nov 10

Saratoga Springs Steel

On November 18th, 2010, with winter in the air, the WTC Steel from Hangar 17 completed its trip from JFK in NYC to arrive at NS Associates LTD, a metal [&hellip

Mark Schaming leaves work at the NY State Museum after a particularly long and grueling day.
17 Nov 10

Exhibiting and Preserving History

On November 17th, 2010, Mark Schaming, Director of Exhibits and Programs at The New York State Museum, invited us to tour their 9/11 exhibit, World Trade Center – Rescue Recovery [&hellip

The original model and plans for The Rising, the Westchester County 9/11 Memorial.
15 Nov 10

The Architect that Built

Outspoken and dedicated to the families of the victims of 9/11, architect Frederic Schwartz has designed many 9/11 Memorials and was involved in the rebuilding of Ground Zero right from [&hellip