The World Trade Towers On 9 / 11 Memorial And Museum

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The National September 9/11 Memorial and Museum The New York Times, interviewed Barbara Pickell, a sales representative who was the employed at Blue Cross Company at the World Trade Towers on 9/11, recalled that “Everybody started screaming because they could see people jumping out of the building” (“Witness to Apocalypse”). Approximately 3000 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks (Templeton and Lumley). Many vanished in the debris, leaving families and friends no time to say goodbye. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is what left to tell the story. A tour guide at the Museum, Carl Ballenas stated, “Time numbs people to what happened that day, and now it becomes a page in a chapter of a book and does not have the impact of…show more content…
One aspect of the Museum that contributes significantly to it being a historical site is the slurry wall. This wall was built to withstand any such attack on the World Trade Center. It helps the visitors to understand what took place on that day. According to an article published on the 9/11 Memorial website, “the ‘slurry wall’ stands as a surviving retaining wall of the World Trade Center that withstood the devastation of 9/11 and presented a testament of the survival and determination” (“Foundation Hall”). During the recovery and rebuilding period, workers manage to reserve one of the columns of the Trade Center from the rubble, this is called the last column, which is the backdrop of the slurry wall, and column is approximately 36 feet tall lined with mementos, memorial inscriptions and poster of missing persons. The 9/11 Memorial reinforces that this wall will promote reflection on the foundation of a resoluteness, hope, and community with which we might build our communal future. (“Foundation Hall”). This slurry wall is one aspect of the memorial that made it a historical site; however, another element that honors its history are the reflection pools. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey described the memorial site as “It consists of two reflected pools and each nearly an acre in size, which feature the largest man-made
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