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
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
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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
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
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