New York attractions: New places to go in NYC in the future

Find out what’s happening with New York attractions that are opening in the future, including the final section of the High Line and new spaces on Governors Island.

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  • Photograph: Courtesy the National September 11 Memorial Museum

    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, rendering

  • Photograph: Courtesy the National September 11 Memorial Museum

    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, rendering

  • Photograph: Courtesy the National September 11 Memorial Museum

    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, rendering

Photograph: Courtesy the National September 11 Memorial Museum

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, rendering


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The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

What it is: This institution devoted to the history and legacy of the September 11 attacks was originally set to open in 2009, but arguments about funding stalled the process. Following public outcry over the delays, construction will begin again this year, and the museum has a projected opening date of late 2013 or early 2014.

Why you should care: In the decade since 9/11, plans for both the official memorial and the museum have moved forward fitfully. The 9/11 Memorial opened last year on the tenth anniversary of the attacks, but the museum’s debut seemed to be on indefinite hold, as the Port Authority and the 9/11 Foundation (overseen by Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, respectively) squabbled over who owed what money for its construction. But a little public shaming goes a long way: After The New York Times published an article in September detailing the disagreements between the two bodies, an agreement was reached and construction has begun again. Exhibits will feature artifacts from that day, as well as pieces of the former World Trade Center buildings, including the “survivor’s stairway,” which was used by office workers to evacuate on 9/11. 1 Albany St at Greenwich St (911memorial.org). Opens late 2013 or early 2014.


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surfer joe
surfer joe

High Line casts too many shadows and should b dismantlex to make way for more parking.