9/11 Museum To Offer “Raw Experience” At Ground Zero. But Mosque Is A Problem?
A $45 million museum at Ground Zero, 70 feet underground, will offer “an emotionally raw journey” featuring surviving remnants of the tragedy and voids that reveal the scale of the devastation.
There are no display cabinets yet, no exhibits. It is still a construction site. But it was easy to visualize the intent of the spaces, clearly articulated by the acute voids created by the fallen towers.
Authentic structural elements that survived the terrorist attacks are there: the slurry wall that kept the Hudson River from inundating the Financial District, the last column of trade center steel ceremonially removed from the site in 2002; the survivors’ staircase that served as an escape route for hundreds; and foundational box columns that anchored the building.
So, an Islamic education center and place of prayer is offensive to people because it will reopen wounds, but this structure will have their blessing?Click here for reuse options!
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