The attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City has been called 'when the world stopped turning' and has been the subject of many reports, theories and documentaries.
However, there is nothing like the moment you step street side from the Metro station
The Memorial is free and open to the public however the Museum has a charge which goes towards the upkeep of the museum.
If the Memorial moved you be prepared for what you will experience in the Museum. The whole time we walked through the exhibits I felt sick and cold! The huge scale of the disaster is hard to take in and as you go along you will see remnants of building that survived, signs charred and bent into unrecognisable shapes.
The sheer horror the victims must have felt! The Museum does not want to shock or revolt the visitor but to help you understand what happened on that day. To remember those who did not make it and celebrate those who did.
I wanted to rush through the museum and at the same time to take my time to feel the flood of emotions as I read each description, looked at each photo or listened to each recording
Before construction on the World Trade Centre could begin it was necessary to build a concrete retaining wall, known as a slurry wall. If this wall had been breached on 9/11 it would have made the situation even worse. A portion of the original wall has been preserved.
My visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum has left a lasting effect on me. There is a deep sadness and yet a feeling of hope and the determination of the population of New York City that this event won't break them!
I was given a complementary ticket to the Museum. I was however not required to write a positive review. As usual all opinions and photos are my own. No photos may be reproduced in any form without my written consent.