9/11 Tribute Museum in Lower Manhattan Closes Permanently
By: Boropark24 staff
After attracting five million visitors to its exhibits, the 9/11 museum on Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan—located about half a mile from the site of America’s worst terrorist attack—closed its doors forever this Wednesday.
The museum opened in 2006 and provided exhibits on the heroism of the first responders, as well as the individuals whose superhuman strength was brought out during those horrific moments of September 11, 2001. It also featured steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center buildings and told the story of that beautiful, clear, autumn morning that turned so dark in an instant.
The museum cited lost revenue from the pandemic era, from which it was unable to rebound.
The closing was bemoaned by survivors, firefighters, police advocates, and family members of the victims of the terror attacks.
The museum said that it is working closely with its donors to ensure that all the artifacts are handled responsibly and respectfully. Much of the collection will be moved to the New York State Museum in Albany, which already features a prominent 9/11 exhibit.
As we approach the 21st anniversary of the attacks, the tribute to the events of that day will no longer welcome those wishing to learn about it.