At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors

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May 14, 2014
The architects and exhibition designers behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum offer a behind-the-scenes look before it opens next week. Read Full Article
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  Column No. 1,001B, the last section of World Trade Center steel to be removed from Ground Zero, stands 37 feet tall next to the slurry wall inside the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opens to the public on May 21. Photo by Jin Lee.
    Column No. 1,001B, the last section of World Trade Center steel to be removed from Ground Zero, stands 37 feet tall next to the slurry wall inside the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opens to the public on May 21. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  Visitors will enter the museum through this pavilion off Greenwich Street, designed by Snøhetta. Image courtesy of Snøhetta.
    Visitors will enter the museum through this pavilion off Greenwich Street, designed by Snøhetta. Image courtesy of Snøhetta.
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  The pavilion is outfitted with materials, including ash slats on the ceiling, that Craig Dykers, founding partner at Snøhetta, says were chosen to "provide a sense of comfort as this is a site filled with a great deal of anxiety." At left are a pair of "trident" columns that survived the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Photo courtesy of Snøhetta.
    The pavilion is outfitted with materials, including ash slats on the ceiling, that Craig Dykers, founding partner at Snøhetta, says were chosen to "provide a sense of comfort as this is a site filled with a great deal of anxiety." At left are a pair of "trident" columns that survived the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Photo courtesy of Snøhetta.
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  Visitors will pass this photograph of the World Trade Center, taken at 8:30 a.m. on September 11, 2001, as they begin to follow the "ribbon" from the concourse level down to the exhibits at bedrock level. Photo by Jin Lee.
    Visitors will pass this photograph of the World Trade Center, taken at 8:30 a.m. on September 11, 2001, as they begin to follow the "ribbon" from the concourse level down to the exhibits at bedrock level. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  The Survivors' Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.
    The Survivors' Stairs. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  About 14,000 unidentified human remains are held in this repository in the museum's Memorial Hall. Photo by Jin Lee.
    About 14,000 unidentified human remains are held in this repository in the museum's Memorial Hall. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  A section of "impact steel" from the World Trade Center is on display outside the footprint of the South Tower. Photo by Jin Lee.
    A section of "impact steel" from the World Trade Center is on display outside the footprint of the South Tower. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  One of the box columns from the original Trade Center that the architects were required to preserve and integrate into the museum's design. Photo by Jin Lee.
    One of the box columns from the original Trade Center that the architects were required to preserve and integrate into the museum's design. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  Artifacts, including a grapple claw and a sign from the World Trade Center PATH station, on display at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.
    Artifacts, including a grapple claw and a sign from the World Trade Center PATH station, on display at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  A display from the Chelsea Jeans store near the World Trade Center. Photo by Jin Lee.
    A display from the Chelsea Jeans store near the World Trade Center. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  Airplaine wreckage on display in the historical exhibit. Photo by Jin Lee.
    Airplaine wreckage on display in the historical exhibit. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  A bicycles tethered to a rack are among the artifacts on display. Photo by Jin Lee.
    A bicycles tethered to a rack are among the artifacts on display. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  This Ladder Co. 3 truck carried 11 firefighters from a fire house in the East Village to the Trade Center on 9/11. All of them perished in the North Tower. Photo by Jin Lee.
    This Ladder Co. 3 truck carried 11 firefighters from a fire house in the East Village to the Trade Center on 9/11. All of them perished in the North Tower. Photo by Jin Lee.
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  At street level, the museum pavilion sits between the memorial pools that occupy the footprints of the original World Trade Center towers, near the new One World Trade Center skyscraper. Photo courtesy of Snøhetta.
    At street level, the museum pavilion sits between the memorial pools that occupy the footprints of the original World Trade Center towers, near the new One World Trade Center skyscraper. Photo courtesy of Snøhetta.

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