The Sonic Memorial Project: 5 Stories

Series produced by The Kitchen Sisters

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The Sonic Memorial Project's stories about the World Trade Center as aired on NPR's All Things Considered.

Shortly after September 11, 2001, NPR's Lost & Found Sound brought together radio producers, artists, historians, archivists, and the public broadcasting community to collect and preserve audio traces of the World Trade Center, its neighborhood and the events of 9/11.


5 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Mohawk ironworkers built some of the most recognizable buildings in NYC, including the Twin Towers.

Bought by PRX Remix, KUER, WCAI / WNAN, KGLT, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 09, 2004
  • Length: 15:18
  • Purchases: 10
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Before the WTC was built, the neighborhood was known as the bustling "Radio Row."

Bought by WRNC-LP, KVNF, KXOT Public Radio, WMPG, WHYY and more


  • Added: Sep 09, 2004
  • Length: 13:03
  • Purchases: 6
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Stories of love, marriage and memories at 1,377 feet.

Bought by KUT, KVNF, KUT-HD, KXOT Public Radio, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 09, 2004
  • Length: 12:56
  • Purchases: 9
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An impressionistic gathering of sounds and stories, many of them contributed by listeners who called the Sonic Memorial Phone Line.

Bought by WRNC-LP, WMBR, KCPW, WHYY, and WUAL


  • Added: Sep 09, 2004
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 5
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They were called "Construction Guides" : friendly co-eds in mini-skirted uniforms posted at corner kiosks on the WTC site to inform an inquiring pu...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WHYY, and KUOW


  • Added: Sep 09, 2004
  • Length: 22:18
  • Purchases: 3