9/11 Memorial & Museum

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Just about every person on the planet can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when the terrible events of 11 September 2001 began to unfold. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum at ground zero (the former site of the World Trade Center), was founded with the goal of documenting the attack and its lasting impact. It remembers the 2,977 people who were lost on that tragic day, and also the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed 6. The memorial is open daily between 1pm and 8pm. The memorial consists of a collection of 243 white swamp oak trees, and two 9.1m deep reflecting pools - each representing the site of one of the twin towers. The memorial is sombre and its size reflects the enormity of the tragedy. Water flows across where the each stood. The names of the victims stand engraved on stone plaques around the perimeter. I remember visiting the World Trade Center site a few years after the tragedy, seeing the gaping hole in the ground. It really gave a sense of the enormity of what had happened to an entire city block. Today, this memorial provides a lasting reminder. The design selected for the memorial was that of architect Michael Arad, an Israeli-American - based in San Francisco. It was opened on September 12, 2011 - after just over 5 years of construction. The museum itself is located at 180 Greenwich Street. It includes many artefacts from the site, including the Survivors Staircase - which, after the towers fell, was the final remaining structure on the site. The stairs saved hundreds of people from the World Trade Center on 9/11. The museum prices are listed on this page, but in addition, there's a family pass ticket available for $82, which covers 2 adults and up to 3 children. Children aged 7-12 are priced at $15, and under 7s are free. US Military (active or retired) gain free admission. Between 3:30pm and 5pm on Mondays, admission is free for everyone. Photo Credits 1. Photo by Axel Houmadi on Unsplash 2. Image by Jens Junge from Pixabay
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  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA
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    Standard 26.00 USD
    Students 20.00 USD
    Kids 20.00 USD Under 17
    Seniors 20.00 USD
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