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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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The memorial's logo
The memorial, museum and reflection pools

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (also known as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum) is a memorial and museum in New York City honoring the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six.[1]

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The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers that were destroyed during the September 11 attacks.

A memorial was planned shortly after the attacks for the victims and those involved in rescue and recovery operations.[2] The winner of the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition was Israeli-American architect Michael Arad. The memorial has swamp white oak trees with two square reflecting pools in the center marking where the Twin Towers stood.[3]

The reflecting pool of the memorial has the names of the victims who died during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, United Airlines Flight 93, American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, United Airlines Flight 175, collision of The Pentagon and the collapse of the World Trade Centers.

Tickets to the museum are $24, a price which has raised concerns and has been controversial.[4][5][6]

The dead bodies of over 1,000 victims who could not be identified have been placed 70ft below the memorial in 2014.[7]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Place of Remembrance". National Geographic. 2011. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  2. Dunlap, David W. (June 28, 2013). "In 9/11 Museum to Open Next Spring, Vastness and Serenity, and Awe and Grief". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  3. Handwerker, Haim (November 20, 2007). "The politics of remembering Ground Zero". Haaretz – Israel News. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2007.
  4. "The Approval Matrix" Archived January 11, 2018, at the Wayback Machine. New York, February 3, 2014, p.100
  5. Star-Ledger, Steve Strunsky/The (May 14, 2014). "Bloomberg says people upset about $24 fee to enter 9/11 museum, should 'write your congressman'". NJ.com. Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  6. "Hamill: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum should be free to all". NY Daily News. New York. May 18, 2014. Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  7. Stepansky, Joseph; Badia, Erik; McShane, Larry (May 11, 2014). "The Anger Remains". Daily News (New York). p. 4.

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