On September 11, 2001, New York City was shaken to its core when two jet airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. In the wake of the chaos, New York-based Irish photographer Nicola McClean responded in the only way she knew how; she picked up her camera and took to the streets to try and capture the confusion and panic that surrounded her.
In 2011, McClean brings her stunning collection of images to the public for the first time. Through harrowing visuals, chilling audio clips and a unique panoramic installation, Ground Zero 360° invites you to step into the past and feel what eight million New Yorkers were feeling in the days that followed the attacks. The spectator will be able to discover, through Nicola’s eyes, the startling aftermath of one of the most tragic events in American history – seeing what she saw, hearing the stories she heard and meeting the people she met, particularly the heroic men and women of the New York City Emergency Services.
The city of New York continues to evolve and change, but the memory of those extraordinary days and weeks will always remain with us. Ground Zero 360° allows the onlooker to experience the enduring events of September 11th and celebrate the tremendous courage and dignity of a nation under fire.
Ground Zero 360 premiered at the Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas, on September 11th, 2014.
The Rabin Center, in Tel Aviv, Israel
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton is special guest at Ground Zero 360 launch at The Rabin Center, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday, May 11th. Also present at the opening were Dalia Rabin, daughter of the slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the families of hero Firefighters Alan Feinberg and David Weiss and of hero Police Officer Moira Smith. The Israeli Police and Fire Commissioners and US Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy were also present at a very moving and memorable opening night.
Market House Museum
Ground Zero 360 Exhibition Belfast Launch PRONI June 2013
Ground Zero 360 Exhibition Indiana Pennsylvania
The families of 9-11 heroes, NYPD police officer Brian McDonnell, and FDNY firefighters Kevin O’Rourke and Eddie Rall were honored at the opening of Ground Zero 360 recently in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
The exhibition will be on display until March at The Atrium on Philadelphia Street.
Groundzero360 Exhibition @ the FBI Academy Quantico VA
Groundzero 360 Exhibition Donegal Feature
Ground Zero 360 Launch in Camden Fort Meagher
Ground Zero 360 Exhibition Cork Feature
Ground Zero 360 Exhibition Belfast Launch PRONI April 2012
US Premiere at The Field museum in Chicago. (August 30th).
Special 10 year commemoration at the RDS (Dublin, Ireland) (Sept 6 through 11). Special request from Ambassador Rooney.
World Premiere in National Museum of Ireland (Aug 18 through Oct 1st).