National September 11 Memorial & Museum
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.
When the National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens on the World Trade Center site, you will have to pay an admission fee to visit.
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Measures have also been taken to help protect the site from the impending flooding, the organization said Monday afternoon. The reflecting pools have been drained in advance of the storm, according to the organization.
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 Ladder Company 3 truck helped civilians escape from the World Trade Center’s north tower on Sept. 11, 2001. It was lowered today into exhibition space for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
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.
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.
Friends, relatives, co-workers and strangers who died together on Sept. 11 will have their names listed next to each other on the national memorial at ground zero.