9/11 Museum Going Up in New York City Offers Raw Experience

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NEW YORK (AP).- The Sept. 11 museum is taking shape 70 feet below ground, a cavernous space that provides an emotionally raw journey and ends at bedrock where huge surviving remnants and spacial voids reveal the scale of the devastation of what once was the World Trade Center. The museum’s architects, director and two victims’ family members led members of the news media Tuesday on a tour of the subterranean space, which commemorates nearly 3,000 people who died in the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks. 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