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by Carla Foccacia (subscribe)
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Published July 11th 2017
Remembering 9/11
Image courtesy of Fletcher6 - Own work / CC BY 4.0

The 9/11 Museum is a very tasteful and moving tribute to the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

The September 11 attacks were a series of coordinated acts involving the hijacking of four passenger planes by Islamic Terrorist group al-Qaeda. The planes were deliberately flown into the World Trade Centre twin towers in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia. A fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania as the passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. The attacks killed 2,977 victims, including many firefighters and police rescuers.

Built on the site of the Twin World Towers which were destroyed during the attack, the museum is largely underground and visitors will gradually descend lower as they pass the different sections.

The exhibition tracks the timeline of events before, during and after the attack and, as it includes emotionally moving footage and audio, it is probably not suitable children under 10. The museum holds parts of the plane wreckage and mementoes of the people who lost their lives and will be a sombre and reflective experience.

Above ground, two memorial pools mark the site of the World Trade Centre towers which both collapsed during the attack.

The exhibition uses timed tickets and will take around 2 hours to move through. Bring a minimal amount of belongings with you as the security check to enter the facility can be quite lengthy.

Open Daily Sun - Thu, 9AM- 8PM, last entry at 6PM.
Fri and Sat, 9AM 9PM, last entry at 7PM.
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Why? Reminder of what happened on 9/11
When: Open Daily Sun - Thu, 9AM- 8PM, last entry at 6PM. Fri and Sat, 9AM 9PM, last entry at 7PM.
Phone: (212) 312-8800
Where: 180 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007
Cost: $15-$24
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