Wednesday, October 15, 2014

9/11 Memorial Museum

So as I mentioned yesterday, I went to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  There is so much there to see, it is really overwhelming, just in the exhibits alone.  There are two sections - in one section you can see some of the beams from the twin towers, and a crushed fire truck, and part of the antenna that was on the roof.  The other section involves artifacts from peoples's lives, and missing posters from the period, and written and audio and video stories.  Stopping to read or listen to too many stories is overwhelming.  No photography is allowed in that section.  So this is a photograph of two of the beams.  The power of these two objects has to do with the fact that they are covered with rust, and that their scale is enormous.  What you can see here, from top to bottom is about ten feet high.  And the thickness of the steel is astounding.

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