Museum dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001, and to those who risked their lives to save others is finally open. On several underground levels visitors can find artifacts related to the twin towers and many items associated with those who lost their lives.
The tallest building at the new World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) has reached its height of 1,776 feet / 541 meters. This is the tallest skyscraper in the USA. Building designed by architect Daniel Libeskind changed the New York's skyline. It stands next to 9/11 Memorial, the site of former Twin Towers, destroyed during terrorist attacks. The new World Trade Center and the memorial are not completed yet. The construction of remaining four new office buildings, transportation hub and the museum is in full progress.
Often called the replacement cross new cross was installed near St. Peters Church to remember the simple, covered with rust World Trade Center Cross, which is in fact is a group of steel beams from the collapsed building. The latter was moved to its permanent location, the museum at Ground Zero area. A reflective, wavy-metal sculpture was made by Jon Krawczyk, a sculptor from California. An important part of this work of art is the book with 35 metal pages with names of September, 11 victims.
Islamic cultural center and mosque in the vicinity of Ground Zero is facing many opponents. The new facility commonly known as Park51 is planned to stand just two blocks from the World Trade Center.
In the lobby of the World Financial Center building, just opposite from Ground Zero located is the monument named "Eleven Tears". This 11-sided water-filled granite polygon is very touching tribute to the 11 American Express employees who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Drops of water gently fall from the ceiling like tears over the water surface.
More than five years after terrorist attacks in New York City more and more human remains are still found in many places at Ground Zero and an abandoned Deutsche Bank skyscraper near the site. These are believed to be remains of Sept. 11 victims possibly 1,100 yet unidentified. Most of the remains recovered over the past year have not been identified.
Another abandoned structure stands exactly like on September 11, 2001. Close neighbor of already new 7 WTC still reminds the tragedy of that day.
Steel cross that was standing at Ground Zero was moved near St. Peter's Church. This is probably its temporary location during construction of the September 11 Memorial.
The 52-story (750 feet /228 m tall) building, new 7 World Trade Center is officially opened.
A viewing wall stands along a sidewalk at Ground Zero edge and lets pedestrians to look inside the boundaries of the former World Trade Center. The wall contains panels that list all the names of 2,749 people who died at the site. Other panels describe the history of the site before, during and after September 11.
Cross at Ground Zero is two intersecting beams that were part of the skyscraper's structure and exactly at this form of cross were spotted amid the smoking rubble during the search of remains of people. For many workers this cross became a sign of hope in the face of tragedy.
Next gallery: WTC before 9/11