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Crews Testing 9/11 Memorial Waterfalls Ahead Of Site’s Official Opening

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The north pool waterfall is tested as work continues on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site on June 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The north pool waterfall is tested as work continues on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site on June 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – With the 9/11 memorial opening a month from Thursday, testing is taking place on one of its signature features.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

The waterfalls at the 9/11 memorial are the two largest man-made waterfalls in the country, but memorial president Joe Daniels says it’s not the size of the waterfalls, it’s the sound.

“That white noise separation that the waterfall creates I think is a signifier that you’re in a very special place,” said Daniels.

Crews have been testing the waterfalls in preparation for the memorial’s official opening on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

“To get it right, to make sure it works, to make sure they can be turned on and off,” said Daniels. “That of course, there’s no leaks which fortunately there are no leaks at all.”

The waterfalls are located in the voids marking the footprints of the Twin Towers.

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