The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
MIXED MESSAGES OF THE MILLENNIUM
The only remaining original Heritage Trails marker is on permanent display in the National September 11 Museum. The panel was originally located in Tobin Plaza at the of the Twin Towers and salvaged after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Some historical divisions are artificial and conventional, such as decades and centuries, and some are meaningful and definitive, like prewar and postwar. The countdown to New Year’s Eve 2000, of course, attracted worldwide media attention, ranging from reporting on real fears of a “Y2K” computer apocalypse to futuristic musings from profound to funny, as this sampling of newspapers and magazines suggest.
No one knew then that the defining year of change would begin on September 11, 2001.