|The Survivor Tree in front with the new Freedom Tower|
|A pair of tridents standing in the museum|
|Mangled steel columns from the WTC|
Of course there are the 25m-tall "tridents", the original facade of the WTC, eerie skeletons of the world's tallest skyscrapers, complete with the shorn off stubs of where these tridents would have been placed around the two skyscrapers.
Seeing the mangled columns of steel where the planes hit were horrifying, but simultaneously oddly gracefully artistic.
|A makeshift shrine for first responders|
President George Bush remembers sitting in a classroom listening to a child read, while former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said the first person she called was Vladimir Putin to say what happened was not a training exercise, and he knew so.
|A firetruck recovered from September 11|
When you're finally finished going through all the exhibits, the last part of visiting the gift shop, but it feels like the store is taking advantage of people's grief and trying to get them to buy out of solace.This seemed like the crassest part of the otherwise emotionally-driven museum.
If you want to go up the Freedom Tower it'll cost $32 each, but we didn't go up. Imagine how far you could look afar?
|One of the two reflecting pools to remember the victims|
It's the only positive part of being there, though looking at the Freedom Tower gives the sense that Americans and their allies have stood up again, however they have yet to defeat "the enemy"...