December 29th, 2011
04:27 AM ET

Visitors to New York's 9/11 memorial top 1 million

In the 16 weeks since it opened to the public, the September 11 memorial in New York has seen more than 1 million visitors, officials will announce Thursday.

The memorial plaza opened to family members of victims on the 10th anniversary of the attacks and to the general pubic the following day.

A museum on site is still under construction, and is expected to open September 11, 2012.

Designed by architect Michael Arad, the memorial features two huge, square fountains that mark the footprints of the World Trade Center towers.

The fountains' water flows into granite reflecting pools at the center of the eight-acre, tree-lined plaza.

Bronze plates surround the fountains and bear the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 2001 attacks, as well as the six who were killed when a terrorist truck bomb exploded in the parking garage beneath the towers in 1993.

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  1. furryblob

    michael I think I hear your mother calling you from the twin towers of your mind....

    December 29, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Funeral crashers

    A million visitors and just a few of them even know what killed her. Oh, they all know what was reported, as if the media really covers such things. But really. Neither do they know [intimate knowledge] nor do they care how she died. They just want an excuse to wear black and wave another plasticrap US flag they got on sale at wal-Mart for 99 cents. That, and and a license to verbally abuse anyone who dares seek the truth.

    December 29, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hawii 5 OOOOO

    @ furryblod, that's cruel
    @ funeral crashers, I'm surprised there haven't been any 911 truth seekers demenstraighting at this memoral site. I for one would like to know what really happened if there were any reasonable doubt! And there have been legitiment questions raised.

    December 29, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Hellooooooo

      What's cruel is that people like you bring up second-hand gossip from diseased people and put it up here as fact!!!!! Did you haveanyone die in 911? DID YOU???? YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE CRUEL ONES!!!!!! YOU AND FUNERAL CRASHERS, AND EVERY GD MEMBER OF THE TIN-FOIL HAT CLUB!!!!!! SHUT UP!

      December 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan Ho

    @Hawaii 5...it's been a decade since 9/11. That's more than enough time for people to have drawn their own conclusions, and more than enough time for the major media to have drawn them for those without crayons.

    December 29, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Hawii 5 OOOOO

    @ Dan Ho, The physical evidence by extremely capibably scientific experts seems to have fallen on deaf ears and Pharma inhanced minds!

    December 29, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Hellooooooo

      If you ever had an original thought in your mind after all of that long-distance ego-stroking, I haven't seen it!!! Now, s t f u about things you don't have any knowledge of!!!! Stupid f&@king theories by extremists do not count, either!!!!!

      December 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hawii 5 OOOOO

    Opps, meant 'demonstraighting'

    December 29, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Hellooooooo

      It's DEMONSTRATING! It's HAWAII! You got the loser part correct.

      December 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hellooooooo

      And it's OOPS, you stupid retard!!!!!!!!!!!

      December 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hawii 5 OOOOO

    awwww I such a loser!!!! it's demonstraiting
    (shark!!!!)

    December 29, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. MKULTRA BRAINCHIPMAN

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    December 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Two Camps

    One knows every last detail concerning all of the available evidence, the other knows the cover story. Guess which camp really cares.

    December 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Twin Towers

    I'll go with "The People Who Were Involved With The Clean-Up And The Victims" for $1000. Alex.

    December 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pentagon

    "available evidence"

    Exactly.

    December 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LOL

    Haha CNN, the "general pubic" huh? Proof read please.

    December 29, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cam

    You saw what you wanted to see, LOL.

    December 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bob

    Oh, that's because they were self-congratulatory fail and not news at all. You are welcome.

    December 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |