911 Memorial Tickets
September 12, 2011 by USA Post
911 Memorial Tickets, The parcel of land known for a decade as the “stack”, “well” and “ground zero” was opened to the public on Monday for the first time since that terrible morning in 2001, transformed into a monument consisting of two pools surrounded by serene reflecting the name engraved in bronze of the nearly 3,000 lost souls.
The 9 / 11 Memorial Plaza opened its doors at 10 am under strict airport-style security. Visitors are allowed to walk among hundreds of white oak trees at the site of three hectares and gaze into the water at the exact spots where the twin towers of World Trade Center stood.
It will also be able to run your fingers over the names of the 2977 people who died in the terrorist attacks in New York, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania and the six who died in the attack on the Twin Towers in 1993. Electronic directories with a “Searching for a name” button will help people locate their loved ones.
One of the first members of the public who visit Eileen Cristina, 64, of Lititz, Pa., who volunteered his services as a masseur to workers who handle the debris landfills in the mall. She was moved to tears by the time Monday.
“For me, the water element is very important, because water is so clean. The water can cleanse the energy area,” he said.
Portalat?n July, Jersey City, NJ, had a ticket at 10:30 am
“I’m very, very attracted to this place,” said Portalat?n, who survived the attack on the north tower, where he worked for an insurance company. He added: “It’s an elegant way to honor those who lost their lives.”
He and his wife received their tickets online three weeks ago “to pay tribute, to honor, to the eternal Dad for everything.”
The memorial plaza open to the families of the victims for the first time on Sunday.
Among the visitors on both Sunday and Monday it was Jelena Watkins. Watkins’s brother died in the mall, and she came to London for Sunday’s 10 th anniversary of the attacks.
The monument, she and her husband had two children so they can see the name of his uncle. Luka, 5, ran his hands through the water that pools in the names.
“I love it. It was a great relief that is really beautiful,” said Watkins. “It’s the feel. It is so right. It’s so broad.”
Although thousands of construction workers have come and gone from the site in recent years, Monday was the first time that ordinary Americans without a badge, a press pass or a helmet could walk the grounds where the victims were buried once in a mountain of smoldering rubble.
“For the vast majority of the world, images reminiscent of this site are very difficult. It is the recovery period, is to see these images of the towers falling. So when we now see this place has been transformed into a Beauty is exciting, “said president Joe Daniels memorial opened Monday at the memorial.
Admission is free but access is strictly controlled. Visitors need to obtain passes in advance, allowing them to enter one time. No more than about 1,500 at a time is allowed to enter
Visitors must empty their pockets, walk through metal detectors and send their bags and backpacks through an X-ray machine.
About 7,000 people were issued tickets for opening day. About 400,000 tickets have been booked for the coming months, said Daniels.
The part of the memorial museum complex is under construction. The pavilion of the museum, a structure reminiscent of inclination of the front section of the mall was left standing after the towers fell, is scheduled to open in the 11 th anniversary of the attacks.
Over time visitors to the underground will be able to look at sights such as the giant retaining wall built to keep the Hudson River from flooding the trade center foundation, and the staircase of the survivors that allowed many people to flee to safety.
But seeing the names was enough for many families 11.9.
“It breaks me,” said David Martinez, who saw the attack from his office in Manhattan and later learned he had lost a cousin and a brother, one in each tower.
Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, wept when he heard his name, grouped with members of the crew and passengers aboard the flight.
“It’s all hands,” he said. “I know all of their families. These passengers, who knew their families. These people are real people to me. It’s very exciting to see all these people here together.”
The letters in the names have been completely cut off from the bronze medal, with the gap just below them.
The cost of the monument and the museum has been estimated at around 700 million and an annual operating budget and 50 million and 60 million. The nonprofit organization running the project and has raised about $ 400 million in private donations and is seeking federal funds for the monument and a museum can be free.
The centerpiece of the monument is the two giant holes, squares and lakes that sit in the footprints of the towers. Water drops falling on the four walls of each source are the major sources of its kind in North America.
The skyscrapers are pushing up around the plaza, and the roar of construction will be a constant in place for some time.
One World Trade Center, the tower once called the Freedom Tower, is now 1,000 meters and on track to become the tallest building in the U.S. feet in 1776 – even more than the twin towers. The steel skeleton of the new 4 World Trade Center is 47 stories high and counting.
The Memorial Foundation has provided a separate entrance for the victims’ families and plans to set aside certain days or hours in the plaza will be open only to firefighters, police and other emergency workers.
“People are going to get that feeling so special stepping on the ground that the public has in the past 10 years,” Daniels said last week.
As for the tight security, said: “It’s inconvenient, but if you think of anywhere in the world, I think this is a place that people expect to go through some security.”
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