It took a decade for families of those who died on 9/11/01 to have a place to go to mourn their loss. Finally, back in September, on the 10 year anniversary of the terrible attacks at Ground Zero, the memorial opened.
As we at WCBS Newsradio 880 count down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011, we move on to number 6 and the anniversary of an event that changed our world.
More than thirty percent of the people who scheduled a visit on the 9/11 memorial website over the past two months have failed to show up at their reserved date and time.
Are people paying to cut the line for visiting the 9/11 Memorial?
The two spent about 40 minutes at the memorial Thursday night.
City officials gathered at the 9/11 memorial to recognize first responders who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
The plot of land known for a decade as “the pile,” “the pit” and “Ground Zero” is opening to the public for the first time since that terrible morning in 2001
The 9/11 Memorial design centers on the acre-size reflecting pools set within the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood.
Tower 7 is up and open and is 92 percent occupied. The foundations of Tower 2 and 3 are complete and Towers 4 and 1 rise higher each day.
The waterfalls at the 9/11 memorial are the two largest man-made waterfalls in the country.
Artifacts from the 2001 terrorist attacks will be on display in 30 cities and towns across the state.
The centerpiece of the 9/11 memorial is the two square one-acre waterfalls marking where the Twin Towers stood.
A flatbed truck moved the World Trade Center cross from its old location next to St. Peter’s Church to the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.
During the emotional cleanup at Ground Zero, the cross found in the rubble of the World Trade Center became a symbol of solace and peace.
There will be no charge for the tickets, but, for now, there will be a limit on how many people can go to the site at one time once it opens on September 12. But tickets are sold out and you’ll have to wait until at least September 15.