One of the most tragic and memorable events that happened on US soil was September 11th, 2001. So many lost their lives and so many were affected. It brought a nation together in so many ways. To commemorate those that were lost that tragic day and to celebrate the unity of our country the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center was constructed. From the Hilton Garden Inn start out going southeast on W 28th st toward 6th Ave/ Avenue of the Americas, turn right onto Broadway, turn right to stay on Broadway, Broadway becomes Union Sq W, turn left onto E 14th St, turn right onto Broadway, turn right onto Liberty St.
The memorial exhibition will commemorate the lives of those who perished on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and will provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about the men, women, and children who died. The Museum plans call for visitors to enter the exhibition along a corridor in which portrait photographs of the nearly 3,000 victims form a “Wall of Faces,“ intended to communicate the scale of human loss. Nearby, interactive tables will allow visitors to discover additional information about each person, including additional photographs, remembrances by family and friends, artifacts, and the location of individual names on the Memorial plaza. Rotating selections of personal artifacts will also be featured. An adjoining chamber will present profiles of individual victims in a dignified sequence through photographs, biographical information, and audio recordings. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 are inscribed in bronze on parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. Occupying eight of the 16 acres at the World Trade Center, the Memorial is a tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future.
Address: One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor New York, NY
Phone Number: 212-266-5211
Hours of operation: From March 11, 2012 – October 8, 2012
Monday – Sunday, 10:00am – 8:00 pm
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