National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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The 9/11 Memorial
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Years of planning went into this monument, which opened on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Called “Reflecting Absence,” the design by architect Michael Arad features two reflecting pools that sit within the footprint of each of the Twin Towers. They are surrounded by bronze plaques inscribed with the victims’ names from the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks. Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. The museum is scheduled to open in Spring 2014.
Venue name: National September 11 Memorial & Museum
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Address: Enter at Albany St at Greenwich St
New York

Opening hours: Memorial open Mon–Fri 7:30am–9pm. Museum open Sun–Fri 9am–8pm, Fri and Sat 9am–9pm.
Transport: Subway: A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St; E to World Trade Center; N, R to Rector St; 1 to Rector St
Price: Adults $24, kids 7 to 17 $15, children under 6 free. Free admission Tuesdays from 5pm until closing. Memorial admission free.