The new 9/11 memorial and museum on the site of the Twin Towers in New York is nearing completion.
Situated in a newly planted park in the shadow of the soon to be opened Freedom Tower, the memorial takes the form of two giant water features constructed on the site of the foundations of each tower.Water cascades down the sides of the features and then falls into darkened square chasms in the centre.
Embedded on the viewing platform railings on the perimeter of all four sides of each feature are the names of more than 3,000 victims of 9/11. Visitors are encouraged to leave flowers , notes and other mementos.
It remains unclear for now how much it will cost to enter the 9/11 museum but visitors to the 9/11 Memorial are able to for free. However, visitor passes must be reserved in advance on the website. You can enter the Memorial and also visit a nearby museum which features accounts of 9/11 and relics which include buckled and distorted blown out aircraft cabin window frames.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10006