The 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York

The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened in New York in May 2014, in remembrance of the events of 11 September 2011.

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The museum is mainly underground, to preserve what is left of the twin towers that once stood here.

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The reception area is a few steps down where guided tours starts, and where you can get audio guides for a tour by yourself.

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Map showing the paths of the four high jacked planes flew, two of which went into the World Trade Center twin towers in lower Manhattan.

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Displays and recordings of people’s experiences of what was happening on that very day, September 11.

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The walk down, with very wide isles.

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Display, on the way down, with information about the twin towers, and the people who worked there.

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View from the ramp down towards the main underground floor and the memorial hall.

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Along the ramp, pictures of the twin towers before and during the collapse of the towers.

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Projection of notes posted seeking missing people directly after the attack. The visual display changes constantly.

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The memorial hall floor.

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Remnants of the escalators that many thousands used to escape when the towers were evacuated.

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One section with quilts contributed by people around the world to show their sympathy.

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A large quilt with pictures of all those on board the four planes that were hijacked, and some of the rescue service people who perished.

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Detail of the quilt.

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Many firemen died. A statue of liberty was placed outside a station that lost many of its members. People hung items to share the sorrow.

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A large room in the memory hall shows pictures of all those who died.

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Remnants of the foundation, box columns, that supported the huge weight of one of the twin towers. Pictures show stages of the construction.

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A fire truck of Ladder Comany 3 was destroyed when the towers collapsed. They were among the first responders, and many of them died.

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The slurry wall to the left was built to prevent the Hudson river from flooding the construction site when the towers were built. There was concern that
it would collapse when the rubble from the towers was removed. The column in the middle is the last piece removed from the site, in a special ceremony.

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The memory wall, with the rear end of Ladder Company 3 truck to the right. On the wall to the left are remains of steel columns.

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These columns once formed part of the outside of the north tower. The left picture from before, the right picture after the attack.

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The memorial Reflecting Absence, by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter W, is two pools in the footprint of the original
towers with water falling to the center. Plaques show the names of the 2,983 who perished in the planes, on the ground and in the buildings.

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One part of the memorial in front of the museum.

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