The world will never forget the tragedy that struck New York in that infamous September, but where human spirit and determination to overcome will never falter, fundings for a museum dedicated to just that certainly have. Thankfully, plans are moving ahead once more and the Ground Zero Museum has, like a majestic phoenix, risen again from the ashes of its own legal battles.
Gray dust blankets everything in the subterranean halls of the unfinished National September 11 Memorial & Museum. But while the powder may look ominously like the ash that covered lower Manhattan after the terror attacks, this time it is a product of rebirth, not destruction.
After a yearlong construction shutdown due to a funding dispute, and additional months of cleanup following a shocking flood caused by Superstorm Sandy, work has been racing ahead again at the museum, which sits in a cavernous space below the World Trade Center memorial plaza that opened in 2011.