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Visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

A sombre moment of reflection in New York City.

9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York City (image published via Wikipedia)

Located at the World Trade Center site in New York City, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum commemorates the attacks of 11 September 2001 that killed 2,977 people.

The site is the former location of the Twin Towers, buildings that were destroyed during the attacks.

The design

A competition was held to select the design for the memorial, with the chosen design submitted by Michael Arad of Handel Architects.

The design features a forest of swamp white oak trees with two square reflecting pools in the centre, marking where the Twin Towers once stood.

Construction of the memorial began in 2006. It opened to the public in 2011. The accompanying museum opened in 2014.

9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York City. Photo: Joe Woolhead (image supplied)

Paying your respects

The memorial is open to the public and is free-of-charge. It’s open daily from 7:30 AM to 9 PM.

To visit the museum you will require a ticket. It’s best to buy tickets in advance to ensure that you’re able to visit at your preferred time.

9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York City. Photo: Joe Woolhead (image supplied)

Originally published on Means Happy

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