Visiting the 911 Memorial Museum located at the site of the former World Trade Center, now also known as Ground Zero. Entrance to the museum is trough the pavilion designed by Snøhetta. No visitor pass is needed, tickets can be bought at the pavilion. Expect some queuing on busy days.
The 911 Memorial Museum serves as the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11’s continuing significance.
The 911 memorial, waterfall and reflecting pool set within the footprints of the towers.
The 911 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers. The Memorial plaza is one of the most eco-friendly plazas ever constructed. More than 400 trees surround the reflecting pools. Its design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis.
The 911 Memorial Museum Entry Pavilion designed by Snøhetta.
But your ticket at the booth and then go trough airport style security.
The Museum atrium with Twin Tower “tridents”.
National September 11 Memorial Museum information desk.
Where the story begins, the day that we all remember.
FNDY ladder Company 3.
Ladder Company 3 received some of the heaviest casualties of any fire company in the FDNY, losing most of its men in the September 11th attacks. The company reported to the north tower of the World Trade Center, where Captain Patrick “Paddy” Brown and his men were last known to be on the 40th floor of the tower. The company arrived at the WTC running “heavy”, meaning that they carried more men than would actually be on a shift (tour), as the attacks came during a shift change, and both shifts remained on duty.
A visit to the museum takes around 2 hours.
The museum atrium in the afternoon sun.
Freedom Tower seen rising high above the 911 memorial museum.