Twin Towers' 9/11 Memorial and Museum Opens To Public Next Week
The Twin Towers site's 9/11 Memorial and Museum, established by the World Trade Center Foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will open to the public next Monday, Sept. 12.
With 10 years having passed since the terrorist attacks, the memorial will feature the names of all the people who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center, AP reports.
The names of the victims of Flight 93 and those of the attack on the Pentagon will also be included.
Their names will be inscribed in bronze panels that follow the edges of the twin reflecting pools, which each amount to nearly an acre in size.
The memorial also boasts the largest manmade waterfalls in North America, reports AP.
The museum, due to open sometime in 2012, will hold three exhibits. The first, the Historical Exhibit, will take people inside the events of Sept. 11.
Using artifacts, imagery, video, first-person testimony and real-time audio from Sept. 11, visitors will be able to get a sense of the shock that overcame American citizens.
The exhibition will provide insight into the human drama inside the hijacked planes, the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, AP reports.
The accounts and experiences of the first emergency responders and civilians at the scene of the attack will also be part of the exhibition.