9-11 10th Year Anniversary - 9/11 Memorial

About the 9/11 Memorial

The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum (typically referred to as the 9/11 Memorial) is located on 8 of the 16 acres of Ground Zero (the original site of the World Trade Center complex) in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Construction began in 2006 -- almost five years after 9/11.

The Memorial was built as a tribute and in honor of the nearl 3,000 people killed at the World Trade Center, the rural fields in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, as well as the six people who died in the first World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993.

The Memorial consists of twin reflecting pools located at the base where the twin towers originally stood, and features a pair of large waterfalls--the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. The names of everyone who died on 9/11 and during the first attack in 1993 are inscribed on bronze panels edging the pools.

The Memorial was designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker, winners of a global design competition that included over 5,200 entries from 63 nations.

In addition to the Memorial, there is also a Museum built, first and foremost, to bear a solemn witness to the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001 and on February 26, 1993. In addition to bearing witness, the Museum also honors all those who died, as well as those who risked their lives to save them. In its very essence the Museum serves as a tribute to the fundamental value of human life.

The Museum was designed by a team of American and Norwegian architects with world class design experiences.

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National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City

National 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The 9/11 Memorial was dedicated in a ceremony on September 11, 2011 (the 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11) and was officially opened to the general public on September 12, 2011. Access to the Memorial requires ticket reservation (at no charge).

The Memorial Museum is now scheduled to open sometime in 2014.

 

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