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    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, which opens to the public May 21, will "display artifacts associated with the events of September 11 while presenting stories of loss and recovery." A view from below of the steel "tridents" in the museum's entry pavilion that formed part of the exterior structural support of the east facade of the North Tower. All photos by Jin Lee/NYC and Company. Caption source: 9/11 Memorial and Museum

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    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    Recovered parts of the one of the airplanes that hit the World Trade Center on 9/11 will be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    A segment of the slurry wall, part of the World Trade Center's original foundation. At left is the Last Column, a 36-foot-tall piece of welded plate steel removed from the site in May 2002. Recovery workers, first responders, volunteers and victims' relatives signed the column and affixed to it various tributes.

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    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    Steel that was once part of the facade of the North Tower from floors 96 to 99, right above the point of impact where Flight 11 pierced the building.

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    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    This fragment was about one-twentieth of the transmission tower on the North Tower. Six broadcast engineers were working on floors 104 and 110 of the North Tower when the plane hit; none survived. Transmissions ceased at 10:28 a.m., when the tower collapsed.

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    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    Operating engineers used grappler claws to lift steel and debris at Ground Zero. "Spotters" worked alongside them, examining each load for human remains.

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    The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    A bike rack on Vesey Street was shielded from the impact of the cascading debris by 5 World Trade Center. In the aftermath, only one owner claimed his bicycle. The status of the other owners is unknown.

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