The 9/11 Museum is part of the Memorial and all of it is beneath the ground and around, what used to be the bases of the two Twin Towers. If you go remember to set aside a lot of time, as you can easily spend hours and hours on little details. As you enters the first floor below ground and look down to the lowest floor in a large connected room, it does not seem like much, but as you approaches the inside perimeters of - what used to be the Twin Towers, and now is the bottom of the two basins you see on the ground - you will be presented for more and more details. One of the detailed exhibition areas is a tribute and honoring of the World Trade Center and the people that died on the tragic day, and the other is kind of a timeline exhibition where photos, videos and voice recordings leaves no doubt about how terrifying it must have felt for everybody.
Two original steel columns
A steel column twisted by the heat
A steel column from the towers, that was turned in to a memorial for the police- and firedepartment that helped on the day
A retaining wall shielding from the water in Hudson river
The different kind of sky blue that people remembered from the day
The perimeter of a tower and now the base of a basin
The actual base of the enormous steel columns, cut off at the root
Part of the antenna that stood on the top of one of the towers
More about the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, or just The Guggenheim is a must see when you are in New York, at least if you are two architects traveling together, as we are. Last time we went to the city, we ended up at a locked door as the closing day, at the time, were not monday, as we are used to. Apparently we have som issues with the museum because this time the rotunda was closed, due to the setting up of a new exhibition about Agnes Martin's career.
At least we could get inside and see the rotunda or spiral, if you prefer, from a distance, and of course the Guggenheim Collection. We even got a glimpse of Maurizio Cattelan's golden toilet, even though there was a 1,5 hour waiting line for that.
The skylight at the top of the rotunda
View to the corridors in the rotunda
Transportation cradles with art for the new exhibition
More boxes with art, waiting to be emptied
Inside the Guggenheim Collection
Sign outside the museum on a concrete fence