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Memory Remains - Imperial War Museum

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Memory Remains: 9/11 Artifacts at Hangar 17, featuring works by Francesc Torres, is on display at the Imperial War Museum until February 26, 2012.

The empty shell of Hangar 17 at JFK Airport became a storehouse of memories when it was filled with the material cleared from the World Trade Center site following the September 11 attacks on New York City.

Marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Francesc Torres’s work features over 150 projected images which explore inside the hangar and reflect on the emotional power of what remained, from personal belongings to steel girders distorted by the force of the attacks.

Alongside the photographs is a section of raw rusted steel over two metres in length from the ruins of the World Trade Center. This, along with a larger piece (over 1 tonne) which goes on display at IWM North this month, is the first piece of steel from Ground Zero to go on display in the UK.

The exhibition will also be on display at the International Centre for Photography in New York and at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

National Geographic have published a book to accompany the exhibition which is available from the Museum’s Online Shop along with the official book of the National September 11 Memorial – A Place of Remembrance.

For further information on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York visit

Imperial War Museum London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ