9/11 memorial

To be perfectly honest, I found the experience of the 9/11 Memorial somewhat underwhelming. While being corralled in several lines to pick up tickets and go through security, you're also constantly being offered "commemorative" programs (open to rather disturbing images). Once inside the memorial, there's something a little morbid about the large hole in the middle of the vast pools - I can't really articulate what it is, but it's weird to not be able to see inside it (see photo above). Maybe it's the larger issue of this being a memorial for an event that I lived through, that still seems so fresh in my memory. Have you been? What do you think of the space?
© photos by me

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