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.FULL STORY