St. Paul's Chapel
How do you memorialize hope emerging from tragedy?
St. Paul’s Chapel is a small chapel nestled in the heart of Lower Manhattan. Built in 1776, the chapel welcomed George Washington as a congregant and survived two of New York’s worst disasters. After the 9/11 attacks, the chapel became a symbol of solace and resiliency to millions from around the globe. The extraordinary volunteer-led ministry that emerged amidst the chaos and tragedy of 9/11 offered relief and hope to victims’ families, Ground Zero workers, and the public at large.
As a tribute to St. Paul’s unique role in the revitalization of lower Manhattan, ESI Design developed “Unwavering Spirit: Hope and Healing at Ground Zero.” Through interactive exhibits, like the Interactive Timeline of St. Paul’s rich history before and after September 11th, and the Artifact Archive, which pairs letters, banners, drawings and personal items with audio stories that describe their meaning, visitors can experience how important the Chapel continues to be for so many people.