9/11

I would like to dedicate this blog post to all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks and also to their families. Nine years back United States of America was shattered, when four American planes where hijacked. Two of them where crashed into the two towers of world trade center, third was crashed into the Pentagon and the last one crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.Both buildings of world trade center collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others.

There were a total of 2,996 deaths which include the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims. 246 people died on the four planes, 2,606 in New York City in the towers and 125 at the Pentagon. All the deaths in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon.

The World Trade Center is now being rebuilt. Its construction started in September, 2006. The new World Trade Center (WTC) will build a brighter, more vibrant future for downtown New York with superior commercial space, a modernized and more convenient transportation system, and cultural and highly commemorative destinations.

The WTC plan includes Five new skyscrapers, National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, World Trade Center Transportation Hub, Retail Complex and Performing Arts Center.

At the site of the two buildings, a memorial is to be build which will mark the absence of the buildings. The memorial consists of a park at street level with two recessed square pools located 30 feet below street level, fed by waterfalls along the walls. At the center of the pools are recessed squares into which the water flows. The names of the victims will be inscribed on parapets surrounding the pools at street level.

The National September 11 Memorial Museum will be located 70 feet below ground. An admission fee is under consideration. The museum will feature interactive exhibits that are designed to teach visitors about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The largest asset of the museum will be the exposed slurry wall, which held back the Hudson River and remained standing after the attacks.

MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE!