The new memorial for 9/11 opens today in New York. Construction of the memorial started in March of 2006, and today it will finally be revealed. Families of victims can visit it on Sunday with passes, and public visitation starting on Monday.
The park, which cost around $700 million, covers 8 acres and includes two waterfall pools (each 1 acre) representing the twin towers, various trees and bronze parapets inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed during not only the September 11th attacks but also the onsite car bombing on February 26, 1993…
The museum, which will open in 2012, features exhibitions dedicated to each victim, including photos and stories contributed by family members.
Joe Daniels, the president of the National 9/11 Memorial told the New York Post,
“We remember the towers standing, the towers falling, the devastation on the pile, the empty pit…And to move to a place of grace and beauty is something that the entire country can feel proud of.”
[Photo Credit: Joel Woolhead]