VAV!/May 16, 2014
The 9/11 Memorial Museum, set to open on May 21, 2014, will remember and honor the 2,983 people who were killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, Shanksville, Pa., at the Pentagon, and as well, the February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center where six people were killed. The design of the Museum, created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, consists of two reflecting pools formed in the footprints of the original Twin Towers and a plaza of trees.
Amidst intimate stories of desperation, reckoning, death, loss, and recovery, you'll find two of the World Trade Center's rusting columns in the museum's pavilion. Further on, is displayed the "survivors' staircase" used by so many to make their escape from the beleaguered towers on that fateful day. Find the mangled remnants of history amidst videos of the skyscrapers collapsing and people hurtling through the skies. Evoking a solemn response are personal items, such as the shoes of those who raced against their destiny and recordings of workers desperately making one last call to their loved ones. All of this featured among the countless and selfless acts of heroism.