Ground Zero Museum | NYC Attractions
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is one of the rare New York Events at New York City Museums that gives visitors the opportunity to view 80 photos taken during the recovery efforts at Ground Zero in New York City, and to view select artifacts collected during the recovery.
Gary Marlon Suson, the Official Photographer of the Uniformed Firefighters Association and founder of the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, was the only person authorized to take photographs at Ground Zero in New York during the 11-month-long recovery effort.
There are many interesting reports featured about the Recovery Effort at Ground Zero, including the stories of NYC Firefighters searching for members of their own families lost in the September 11th attacks.
About the Ground Zero Museum Workshop:
A visit to the Ground Zero Museum Workshop in New York City begins with a 15-minute film featuring a montage of photographs taken by Gary Marlon Suson, as well as an interview with him. After the movie, Ground Zero Tour Guides introduce some of the important photos and artifacts in the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and New York City Museum Visitors can hold a cross or Star of David forged from World Trade Center remnants.
New York City Museums like the Ground Zero Museum also feature some of the rare pieces of window glass to have survived the collapse of the Twin Towers, which are available for scrutiny.
As the Official Photographer at Ground Zero for the Uniformed Firefighters Association, Suson was able to capture moving moments in the Recovery Effort at Ground Zero, and document aspects of the Ground Zero Recovery that the public would have no other way of knowing about. Suson recorded audio commentary for most of his photos, which reveal deeper stories behind the photos and artifacts at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop.
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The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is certainly an emotional and humbling experience to take in, and one of the most touching displays of all the New York City Museums. Expect the exhibits to be similar to Visiting Holland’s Anne Frank Museum, where the reality of what transpired in these events is told from a completely straightforward and real point of view. There are no graphic or morbid images displayed at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and the focal point of the collection delves more into the recovery efforts as opposed to the tragedy of the September 11th attacks.
Ground Zero Museum – General Information:
- Ground Zero Museum Workshop Location - 420 West 14th St, Floor 2 (9th Ave and Washington St), New York, NY 10014
- Ground Zero Museum Workshop Contact Information - 212-209-3370
- Ground Zero Museum Workshop Admission Information - Adults: $25, Children and Seniors: $19 and Immediate family members of 9/11 victims and for active FDNY, PAPD and NYPD: Free
- Ground Zero Museum Workshop Subways Exits - A/C/E or L to 14th Street
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