WTC memorial to reopen to public after superstorm

2:11 AM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
"Survivor Tree", was originally growing at ground zero on September 11th, is transplanted to be part of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center site, New York City (file photo)
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The World Trade Center memorial is reopening to the public now that damage from Superstorm Sandy has been taken care of.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum president Joe Daniels said Monday water that rushed into the lower Manhattan site has been pumped out.

Parts of the visitor center and a private entrance room for victims' families were damaged by 4 feet of water, as was some of the under-construction museum. But Daniels says "the most sacred" point of the memorial remains intact - the reflective fountains ringed by the names of the dead.

A tree that made it through the Sept. 11 terror attack also survived the storm.

The memorial reopens Tuesday morning.

Associated Press

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