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.
People who want to visit the National Sept. 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site when it opens in two months will be able to start reserving tickets over the Internet, starting on Monday.
Visitors to the museum at the national 9/11 memorial could be required to pay an entrance fee of about $20, though victims’ relatives will always be able to enter for free, the president and CEO of the memorial foundation said Thursday.
As the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza gets closer to opening, the center’s staff is preparing to make sure that all visitors have enough time to safely explore the site.
The President and CEO of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum said the bravery exhibited by the U.S. military will be remembered by those coming to the site for generations.