9/11 memorial to have disturbing graphic images

Published: Friday, September 11, 2009, 15:50 [IST]
 

New York, Sep. 11 (ANI): The proposed 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero is going to have 400 oak trees on the outside and disturbing graphic images of people jumping and planes hitting the towers inside the museum.

The New York Post quoted Joseph Daniels, president of the 9/11 Memorial Foundation, as saying that construction of the museum is moving forward.

The museum and memorial sprawled over eight acres is set to open in 2012.

The last column pulled out from the World Trade Center rubble has been returned to bedrock and will serve as a focal point, along with the so-called Survivors' Stairs used by people fleeing the towers, the report says.

The Memorial Foundation has compiled 500 hours of video archives with help of a private team of filmmakers who collected professional and amateur videos from the day and its aftermath.

CameraPlanet's archive includes a five-minute video shot in the streets of lower Manhattan on the evening of the attacks, with office stairwells filled with reams of paper and half-open offices with family pictures still inside.

A dust-covered Brooks Brothers logo is in one frame under shattered windows.

What appears to be an airliner seat is strewn in the street. "God Bless America! Unity!" is scrawled in the dust of one window. (ANI)

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