National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Thoughtful, thought-provoking exhibits tell the story of 9/11 before, during, and after the terrorist attacks. Displays---many accompanied by audio and/or video clips---include remnants of the twin towers, emergency responder equipment, and items found in the debris and others left in tribute after the fact. An interactive Wall of Faces contains the pictures and stories of the nearly 3,000 victims of the tragedies in New York (2001 and 1993), at the Pentagon, and on United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
Outside, the memorial invites further contemplation: Water cascades down all sides of two square reflecting pools, each a half-acre in size and designed to represent the footprints of the World Trade Center towers. Both pools are surrounded by swamp white oak trees and edged with panels etched with the names of those who lost their lives. Note the Callery pear tree. One of the only trees to endure amidst all the devastation of Ground Zero, it became a symbol of survival and perseverance.
180 Greenwich St.
- New York, New York 10007
- 40.70996700, -74.01278700
- Museum: Sun.–Thurs. 9–8; Fri.–Sat. 9–9. Last entry 2 hrs before closing. Memorial: daily 7:30 am–9 pm.
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- (212) 312–8800