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feature 9/11 Memorial Museum An underground void is transformed into a stirring place of reflection By Cody Calamaio 110 A multitude of challenges were associated with the construction of the National September 11 Memorial Museum-perhaps the greatest of which was the need to build a museum nearly entirely underground on the very site it is memorializing. But the constraints that New York architecture firm Davis Brody Bond had to work within became the ultimate framework for design during a tumultuous 10-year process. Reacting to the raw site as well as a number of required elements, the design team has turned what was once Ground Zero into a stirring memorial museum dedicated to the victims of both the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York as well as the attack on the Pentagon and Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania. Among the myriad issues that the architects and designers had to deal with: The project began without a clear client. It started as a project of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and then the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, which ultimately became the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Opened to the public on May 21 following a six-day dedication period, the $700 million, 121,000-square-foot museum sits nearly 70 feet below grade in and around the foundations of the former Twin Towers. Between the north and south pools on the Memorial Plaza, the museum's glass-and-steel entry pavilion designed by Snøhetta includes an auditorium, cafe, and private room for family members of victims. The rest of the museum-the vast majority of it-is underground within the core of the site and was designed june 2014

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