A sacred site of patriotism and renewal

TOWER FOOTPRINTS:
To accompany the world’s tallest and sturdiest skyscraper, the footprints of the original Twin Towers have been transformed from gaping holes into two of the largest man-made waterfalls in the world. They are surrounded by more than 3,000 names of those lost on 9/11.
* Rendering by Squared Design Lab / Courtesy of the National 9/11 Museum

SLURRY WALL:
This  massive  retaining  wall  is  one  of  the few  structural parts of the Twin Towers to survive the attacks. It was foundational to Tower 1 and restrains the pressure from the Hudson River. If it had collapsed, the entire NYC Subway System would have flooded, disabling the city.
* Design Study by Thinc Design with Local Projects / Courtesy of the National 9/11 Museum
A visitor looking up on the Slurry Wall
NATIONAL 9/11 MUSEUM:
Housing the most precious artifacts  recovered  from  the  debris  of  9/11,  this  museum  offers  an intimate  look  at  the  lasting impact. It displays items donated from families and survivors, and wreckage ranging from crushed fire trucks and twisted iron I-beams to personal items left behind.
 * Photo by Bruce M. White / Courtesy of the National 9/11 Museum
A wall in the museum posted with photos and notes of 9/11 victims
VISITOR’S CENTER:
The architecture reflects the outer façade of  the Twin Towers with expansive, vertigo-inducing rows of window panels covering the steel framing. Inside are two of the surviving “tridents” that once served as the ground level foundation of the Twin Towers.
 * PRendering by Squared Design Lab / Courtesy of the National 9/11 Museum
A pair of architecture structure resembling the outer facade of Twin Towers

Illustrated map of 9/11 Memorial Site

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