September 11 photos that are still hard to view

IN THE 9/11 Museum, there is a part of the exhibition behind a wall. The images there are still hard to see. Warning: Confronting.


SIXTEEN years after the world-changing attack on the World Trade Center in New York, sometimes it still does not seem real.
We’ve seen images of the planes exploding into the soaring skyscrapers and the towers crashing down so many times, yet the events of September 11, 2001, remain hard to fathom.
A visit to the impressive 9/11 Memorial and Museum in downtown Manhattan changes that. The museum, which has welcomed more than 10 million visitors since opening in 2014, commemorates the attack in human terms.
Encased in glass are hundreds of frankly mundane items — receipts, computers disks, shoes, a backpack, a torch — that were salvaged from the wreckage. When viewed together, these items remind you of the everyday people who perished, people who had just arrived to the office to start their day when the unimaginable happened(…)



It’s good to remember so it never happens again


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