May 14 - The National September 11 Memorial Museum is on the verge of opening in New York City. Nathan Frandino reports.
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More than 12 years after these two towers came crashing down... a memorial rises from their ruins.
In New York, just above the twin reflecting pools, the National September 11 Memorial Museum is on the verge of opening.
Inside, gut-wrenching sights of a dark day.
The museum recalls Sept. 11, 2001, when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center's twin towers, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed.
The historical exhibition shows artifacts like wrecked emergency vehicles and various items buried in the rubble.
The museum is the result of eight years of work.
One hall features a retaining wall that survived the attack.
There's also a 36-foot column covered with mementoes, inscriptions and missing posters.
The museum opens on Thursday for victims' family members and on May 21 for the general public.
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