9/11 Tribute Center

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WalterC WalterC
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Only worth if more interested in a more personal take on 9/11 Jul 27, 2016
Located close and kind of behind the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the 9/11 Tribute Center is a museum that takes a more personal take. Originally the main museum on 9/11, while the other one was being built.

Operated by the survivors and the family members affected by 9/11, this place definitely humanizes the event a lot more, and does show that it is not just something that happened in the news or history books. The items on display, definitely show this, which includes a boarding pass that was recovered at one of the crash sites. And a photo gallery of the people who lost their lives that day. There is a book, that has all the names in the photo gallery.

And along the way, there are eyewitness accounts from the very people who were there, first-hand. Like the people who went to work there, as that day started out like any other ordinary day. Or the rescue effort, by firefighters and police officers.

While I do think it does a good job humanizing 9/11, I do find the place to be overpriced. Combine that with the other museum, and you are looking at paying a lot of money. Plus this current location is small, so it can be seen fairly quickly. I have read that they will move to a new and bigger location in early 2017, so maybe things will be different. And I will delete this review, and write up a new one when I see it.

Until then, I would say, unless you really want to see more on September 11, this is a skippable attraction, if you are limited on time or budget.

And there is the option to go on a guided tour, given by the very people who were there. I did not do these, so I can’t really comment how they are.
model of WTC site
recovered airplane window
photo and witness account
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mountaingirl says:
Nice review! Congrats on being featured :)
Posted on: Oct 25, 2016
monkeymia79 says:
Congratulations on your featured review Walter. A deserving feature.
Posted on: Oct 25, 2016
Paulovic says:
Congrats on your featured review, Walter! Well done!
Posted on: Oct 25, 2016
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