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This is my final photo from the National 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. I wanted to include this point of view because you can see the newly-opened museum directly behind the reflecting pool. It opened to the public on May 21, 2014.

Although this modern structure is the visible face of the museum, the exhibits are actually housed seven floors beneath ground level. You walk down a ramp to slowly make your way to them. The reason for having everything below ground is so the underground remains of the World Trade Center could be incorporated into the museum design. Once inside you can see the actual foundation slabs and retaining walls of the original towers.

The museum houses artifacts from that terrible day, oral histories of survivors and those who lost loved ones, as well as photos of all the people who perished. The remains of 1,115 still-unidentified victims have also been placed there. Housing the remains underground in the museum has created a lot of controversy. Some family members believe that it's the appropriate place for them, while others feel that the remains should not be hidden away in the same place where the victims so violently lost their lives that day.

I'm also including a photo of the north reflecting pool in a WS. The structure that you see behind that pool is the base of the new One World Trade Center.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1241 W: 218 N: 1621] (6823)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-30
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-10 15:25
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