The National September 11th Memorial, New York City

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The entrance at Albany and Greenwich Streets. L’entrée à Albany et Greenwich Streets.

entrance sign…..le panneau d’entrée

busy workers…..des travailleurs occupés

construction everywhere…..la construction partout

a very busy place…..un endroit très occupé

There is still alot of work to do…..Il y a encore beaucoup de travaille à faire.

Names of victims are inscribed around the edges of the waterfalls…..Les noms des victimes sont inscrit autour des bords des cascades.

One of the two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers…..L’une des deux étendues d’eau masives fixées dans les empreintes originales des Tours Jumelles.

The pool viewed from further back…..L’étendue d’eau vu de plus loin.

The Freedom Tower which is under construction…..La Tour de Liberté qui est en cours de construction.

The grounds that separate the two pools…..Les motifs qui séparent les deux étendues d’eau.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum which will open in 2012…..Le Musée Mémorial de 11 septembre qui va ouvrir en 2012.

The other pool…..L’autre étendue d’eau.

Saint Paul’s Chapel can be seen in the background on the other side of the fence…..On peut voire Saint Paul’s Chapel au fond sur l’autre côté de la barrière.

Another view of the same thing…..Une autre vue de la même chose.

Same thing but further away…..La même chose mais plus loin.

On Friday I visited the National September 11th Memorial.  There is alot of construction going on in the area.  It is necessary to get a pass before visiting.  I got mine at www.911memorial.org.  Admission is free.  All visitors and baggage go through a security screening.

There are two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with waterfalls going down their sides.  The names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks on New York, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, are inscribed in bronze around the edges of the waterfalls.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is not open yet but it will open sometime this year.  It will display artifacts associated with the events of that day as well as intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery.

Ce vendredi dernier j’ai visité le Mémorial Nationale de 11 Septembre.  Il y a beaucoup de travaux en cours dans la région. Il est nécessaire d’obtenir un laissez-passer avant de visiter.  J’ai obtenu lemiens à www.911memorial.org.  L’entrée est gratuite.  Tous les visiteurs et les bagages passent par un contrôle de sécurité.

Il y a deux étendues d’eau massives fixées dans les empreintes originales des Tours Jumelles avec des cascades qui descendent de leurs côtés.  Les noms des près de 3.000 personnes tuées dans les attentats sur New York, le Pentagon et au Pennsylvania, et en 1993 quand le World Trade Center a été sauté, sont inscrits dans le bronze autour des bords des cascades.

Le Musée Mémoriale de 11 Septembre n’est pas encore ouvert mais il va ouvrir cette année.  Il va afficher des artefacts associés à des événements de cette journée ainsi que les histoires intimes de la perte, la compassion, l’estime et la récupération.

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13 Responses to The National September 11th Memorial, New York City

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this Gerard. I actually made a reservation to see the space next week.

  2. Ron Stenzler says:

    That is very interesting Gerard.
    Thanks for sharing this with me.
    It must have been a very moving experience.

  3. What a wonderful update on the 911 Memorial site! I just post it as one of My Link To Links Special Feature on my blog and getting ready to re-blog your post! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Reblogged this on EMPOWERED RESULTS ~ Creating A Difference In Our Communities… and commented:
    Any one going to the Big Apple? Here is a nice way to spend one of the days there. Check out this post and the following link http://www.911memorial.org.

  5. Rosie says:

    I liked your pictures. I haven’t been to New York since 2003. It felt like I was visiting a large grave site, which it is, but the emotions welled up within me. I look forward to seeing the Memorial when I return.

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