September 10, 2009

The Art of 9/11

As we arrive at the 8th anniversary this week of the 9/11 attacks, there is a whole lot of construction going on at Ground Zero (which you can watch via these webcams) but the Memorial (pictured here) is not scheduled to open for 2 years and the museum another 2 years after that.

In the meantime, The National September 11 Museum and Memorial has opened a storefront preview site just east of the former site of the World Trade Center. It has models of the plans for the site as well as a comprehensive history of what was there and what exactly happend on Setember 11. The Memorial also has a great new website. One interesting feature, is that they have started an
artist's registry on the site where artists have been posting works inspired by the 9/11. The registry includes everything from snapshots of the day itself to childrens' finger painting to some beautiful etchings and sculptures. It might be the best museum available until the real one opens in 2013.

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