The memorial is finished, the tower replacing it is occupied, and the museum is open—for better or for worse. Today, several of the largest remaining pieces of World Trade Center infrastructure from the 9/11 terrorist attacks were pulled out of storage to leave New York City.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum opens to the public this Wednesday, May 21st. It's an important place of remembrance for the thousands of innocent people killed that infamous day in 2001. It also has a gift shop full of tasteless kitsch.
The 9/11 Memorial is sure to be beautiful—a cascading waterfall in remembrance of that tragic day. It's also extremely thoughtful—instead of arranging the names in alphabetical order, the 9/11 Memorial will cluster people together who share bonds through friendship, work or incredible story.