05-15-2014, 10:13 AM #1
9/11 Museum Opens in NYC
9/11 museum: Tragedy turns the mundane into memorial
By Moni Basu, CNN
updated 10:08 AM EDT, Thu May 15, 2014
(CNN) -- When does the ordinary -- letters, gloves, wallets -- become extraordinary?
When the objects tell a story: a stack of personal letters that fell to the ground after a hijacked plane plowed into the World Trade Center; leather gloves worn in the recovery effort; a red wallet belonging to a woman who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald.
Tragedy turns the mundane into memorial. Something as simple as a wallet can evoke the immense sadness of a day like September 11, 2001.
Objects big and small from the greatest terrorist attack on American soil now make up a museum dedicated to that tragedy and the 2,983 people who perished. It is one of America's largest and most ambitious memorial museums, almost entirely subterranean and erected in the graveyard of Osama bin Laden's victims...
Live coverage of opening ceremony on CNN and www.cnn.com
05-15-2014, 05:28 PM #2Former Member
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05-15-2014, 05:38 PM #3
I've never been on a plane and scared to death the thought. But I would actually love to fly to NY and see this. One day maybe!
05-15-2014, 06:09 PM #4
After a decade marked by deep grief, partisan rancor, war, financial boondoggles and inundation from Hurricane Sandy, the National September 11 Memorial Museum at ground zero is finally opening ceremonially on Thursday, with President Obama present, and officially to the public next Wednesday. It delivers a gut-punch experience — though if ever a new museum had looked, right along, like a disaster in the making, this one did, beginning with its trifurcated identity.Judgment is not about destruction, but about setting things right.
05-20-2014, 10:34 AM #5Registered User
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The crowded memorial hall is lined with photos of everyone who died and touchscreen consoles that call up their obituaries; my sister is found, as she has been for 12 1/2 years and will be forever, between Gavkharoy Kamardinova and Howard Lee Kane.
It also provides an interesting opinion (and not an uncommon one) on the gift shop included within the museum.
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