National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion / 2013

ArchitectSnohetta Design

Executive ArchitectAdamson Associates

Structural EngineerBuro Happold Consulting Engineers

Services EngineerBuro Happold Consulting Engineers

ContractorBovis Lend Lease

Façade ContractorW&W Glass

This memorial museum’s solemn mission is to remember and honor the thousands of victims and all those who risked their lives to save others during the attacks of September 11, 2001. The museum pavilion resides in the memorial plaza between the two tower footprint fountains and is the only building that sits above the National September 11 Memorial grounds. The glass and steel structure acts as an entrance to the larger subterranean memorial museum, which leads visitors through a processional sequence of spaces documenting the events of the attack and exploring their impacts and significance. Front collaborated on the entire enclosure design, from schematic design through construction administration, including the stainless steel cladding panels, insulating low-iron glass atrium curtain wall and the skylight and storefront systems, which are bonded with structural silicone to a steel subframe. The scope of work also included resolving the connections between the glazing and cladding systems and the primary steel structure.