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What will be: first look at 9/11 museum

Some members of the media got a preview of the site at Ground Zero, slated to open in two years:

Never has a dusty, ear-splitting construction site – the museum is scheduled to open on Sept. 11, 2012 – appeared more peaceful, haunting or heartbreaking:

“My knees get wobbly, it takes my breath away,” said Paula Grant Berry, a museum board member who lost her husband on 9/11. “You can still feel the presence of the towers here.”

Yet the sense of terror is never far away: “We are standing in a place where mass murder took place,” said Museum Director Alice Greenwald. “We are standing in a battlefield, a place where terrorists struck, a place that will always be a hallowed and sacred space.”


A video tour is below. 

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posted August 11, 2010 at 11:19 am

What happened almost ten years ago there will stand as one of the most horrific, evil, darkest acts of violence. The world has seen greater evils than this, but for America it stands as a great scar. Acts like this have no excuse whatever the political, religious or social reasoning behind the atrocity.
May we find the strength to love our enemies, to bless those who curse us, to pray for those who persecute us. May we find the courage to pay evil with good and pray for those who innocently died nine years ago. May the Lord of Life have mercy.

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posted August 11, 2010 at 11:30 am

I was always kinda with Donald Trump on this — the greatest tribute to the first responders, the greatest memorial to the deceased and the greatest in-your-face flip-off to the slime who perpetrated the act would be to slap those two towers back up just the way they were before and move forward. Instead, we’ve had a lot of contentious dickering, politicization of victimhood, some shady contract dealings, and now this ridiculous mosque nonsense to deal with.

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posted August 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Was glad to get a preview of what will be put up as the memorial for the 9/11 dead. What is unfortunate and horrible is that there is a reason why this building has to be built….the beautiful September day that was turned into a disaster.

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