9/11 Memorial & Museum
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is an institution and remembrance site established in New York to document the 9/11/2001 events, and commemorate their victims.
A museum like no other
The memorial, completed in 2006 from a design by the Israeli architect Michael Arad, and the museum, inaugurated in 2014 and designed by the American firm Davis Brody Bond and by the Danish architectural office SNØHETTA, are located on the site of the Twin Towers.
The 11,000 square-foot permanent exhibition is composed of an impressive collection of artifacts, documents, photos, videos, and multimedia exhibits. It is divided into three parts: the Historical Exhibition – presenting the September 11 events and their aftermath – the Memorial Exhibition – commemorating the victims of the 1993 and 2001 attacks to the World Trade Center; and a third section, entitled Foundation Hall, featuring two impressive artifacts recovered from the Ground Zero site, the so-called “slurry wall” and a 36-feet steel column, that represent both a remembrance of the World Trade Center tragedy and a symbol of hope and survival.
The museum organizes special exhibitions and education programs for youth, families and schools. The National September 11 museum is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
all photos courtesy of National September 11 Memorial Museum
The 9/11 Museum in New York is different from any others; it is indeed both a contemporary-history excavation site and a pantheon for all the WTC victims