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On the one hand we're about commemoration the individual for the 2983.
People that were taken whose names are around these two footprints.
But equally as important as education and that's what the museum is all about it's about this country deciding that we have to preserve the history.
This is our atrium it's the last they'll face the museum billion.
And we face is dominated by and large pieces of structural Leo has tried for structural -- These two.
Feel -- called the Twin Towers they -- called.
That's the -- -- that was created when that they were together and they also symbolize.
We're standing on eighty acres of the original sixteen acre World Trade Center plaza all around us are.
Being built massive skyscrapers including.
The tallest building in the country one World Trade Center right to the north of the north -- These -- -- on a huge scale.
It was important -- is an important design choice by the architects here.
That the scale of -- eighty acres of this sacred site would be different but you could stand on this plaza underneath these oak trees look across.
Horizontally these pools and see the whole footprint than any building on this site would also be able to be taken in by the -- without having to crane.
And -- yourself at a different scale.
This is all accessible to people because this is really about people.
We start our exhibition experience along here you can't see it yet but I can see it in my mind's -- with a map of the world that is fractured.
And you the visitor -- walking through a fractured world map.
Listening to the voices of people from around the world remembered where they work on 9/11.
We say we understand that you come with your memory.
Come in here you are in the collective environments of Global Witness remembering how we all heard about out of that.
And as we move down this ramp to walk way we move toward.
-- view your first view of the museum.
And you now are they witnessed yourself you begin to get a sense of the scale of the museum you're about to answer which you do not understand until you stand at this late.
You're looking into what we call our west chamber.
And there will be a few things visible when -- -- that you can't seem right now for instance this enormous structure in front of us is a protective in casement.
4 am one of the great artifacts of 9/11 which is known as the last -- We've been across the country talk to students and parents.
That one question -- they get from a seven or eight year old when they looked up when they hear something about 9/11 and they ask the question why did they do this to us.
This museum as an educational.
Institution is gonna take up that responsibility it try to preserve this history and an answer that question.
We're standing at the top of the stairs of the -- that we'll bring you the visitor down to bedrock which is seven stories.
And situated between the staircase.
And the escalator is another historic artifacts.
Of the story and of the World Trade Center site as a whole it's -- easy street there remnant.
Which is commonly known as a commonly referred to as the survivors there.
On 9/11 this staircase which was at the north side Tobin plaza.
Was a -- of exit for hundreds of people fleeing from the collapse of the south tower fleeing from.
That the disaster at the site.
Hundreds survived running down the staircase.
In the museum through.
Artifacts that are both monumental like the try to -- the museum pavilion where the first responder vehicles that will be down.
In the museum.
-- exhibition themselves.
From those to the very personal -- tickets to a baseball game baseball's ever recovered from the buildings little artifacts wallets ideas.
Things that remind people that those who were in the building today we're no different than us they got up in the morning and they went to work.
We are standing on the footprint of the south tower what was to World Trade Center.
And we are standing in the space that is cold in the more and that is our memorial exhibition.
And if you think of the geometry of the memorial pools above us which are square with us.
This exhibition -- a square within a square.
And where we're standing is the exterior corridor around the Central Square.
In this quarter you can imagine on the walls surrounding us what you will see when the museum opens is the portraits of nearly 3000 people.
In alphabetical order with their names attached to the portrait floor to ceiling.
Overwhelming all around.
You can move into an interior space the Centre square which we can go right now but when we can.
The actual original foundation -- which you can see a -- right now will be covered in class.
And you will be walking on the glass floor.
That you could see the original foundation below you remember where you are.
And on the two walls north and -- in this space will be projected individual profiles.
Victims from so many of the victims families this is there cemetery this -- where they can go to pay respects that there and community.
But their loved ones but -- -- scholar.
Memorials do -- and I put this off and that memorials -- promises we make to the future.
About the past.
So this museum is actually wrong.
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