National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Green Berets who served in Afghanistan are donating never-before-seen photographs to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
The attendance total has topped projections by about 5 percent since the institution opened, President Joe Daniels said.
Lee Ielpi, the center’s president and co-founder, said he’s still seeing full tours daily.
National September 11 Memorial Museum officials say victims’ families will continue to be consulted regarding merchandise on sale in its gift shop.
About 30 to 40 guests were rushed to the nearest exit when the alarm sounded last Friday, just two days after the museum opened to the public.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum is being dedicated Thursday before opening to the general public May 21.
President Barack Obama honored the memory of a young man who saved others before losing his own life at the World Trade Center.
The steel and glass museum houses more than 10,000 artifacts, 23,000 photographs, 1,900 oral histories and 500 hours of film and video. It opens to the public May 21.
The first day free admission comes courtesy of Conde Nast. The media company will be an anchor tenant at 1 World Trade Center overlooking the 16-acre site.
Arguments were heard Thursday in a case brought by an atheist group. The case will need to be decided quickly, as the 9/11 museum is slated on open in May.
The mayor deflected when asked about possible city funding for the museum. He said he’d wait to hear from the federal government first.
Those wishing to visit the the National September 11 Memorial Museum will have to shell out $24.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is set to open this spring after years of delays. But officials at the museum have not yet secured funding for its $60 million annual budget.
The museum will feature hundreds of artifacts, each with their own stories.
Reporters were given a tour of the museum’s Foundation Room on Friday.