Preview site for 9/11 Memorial opens today

The World Trade Center site in 2008
The World Trade Center site in 2008

Today marks the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, which is the first part of the 9/11 Memorial (formerly the National September 11 Memorial and Museum) to open to the public. The preview site, which is located at 20 Vesey Street, will feature information on and renderings of the museum itself (which is scheduled to open in 2011), as well as real-time images of the construction at the World Trade Center site. Visitors can also share their stories about 9/11 in a special recording booth, which will take three-minute snippets that will become part of one of the museum's opening exhibits.

A press conference is scheduled for 10am; check back here later for a full photo gallery and interviews from the site.

9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St at Church St ( Mon--Wed, Fri, Sat 10am--7pm; Thu 10am--9pm; Sun 10am--6pm. Free.

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