The 9 / 11 Memorial And Museum

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The 9/11 memorial and museum in New York City, is one of the most brilliant, exquisite, and complicated memorials ever made. Even though the memorial sets out to commemorate the awful event that affected not only the people killed in the event but also all their friends and family members that were affected, the memorial does a great job to achieve that goal, but even still there is still some controversies surrounding the memorial. The Most prevalent controversy is with the names on the walls around the memorial. The name of one of the people killed in the event was not included due to his name and his nationality. The 9/11 memorial commemorates the tragedy that happened on September 11, 2001 in New York City when 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and decided to carry out a terrorist mission on major targets in the United States. Two planes were flown into the towers of the world trade center, the third plane was flown into the pentagon and the fourth never made it to its target and ended up crashing in a field in Pennsylvania. The 9/11 memorials is one of the most complicated memorials. The memorial consists of reflecting pools at the bases of the elderly buildings they are intended to represent the loss of life & the physical void left by the terrorist assaults. The sound of the water falling is meant to drown out the sounds of the city, making the site a contemplative sanctuary. Sketched in to the stonewalls of the
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