9/11 Memorial to Announce 1 Million Visitors

The memorial opened in September.

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    Sept. 11 memorial officials plan to announce Thursday that the site has had 1 million visitors since opening to the public 16 weeks ago.

    The memorial plaza and its two huge fountains are now bringing about 10,000 visitors each day to ground zero, even as construction continues on the rebuilt World Trade Center.

    VIDEO: Memorial Opens

    [NY] 9/11 Memorial Opens to the Public
    The memorial opened to the public Monday. See raw video from opening day. (Published Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011)

    Visitors are required to get free passes in advance, and no more than 1,500 people are allowed on the site at any one time.

    The memorial opened to families and dignitaries on Sept. 11 and then to the public the following day.

    Time-Lapse Video of the 9/11 Memorial

    [NY] Time-Lapse Video of the 9/11 Memorial
    This time-lapse video shows the 9/11 memorial being constructed from 2004 to 2011. The memorial opened to the families on the 10th anniversary and to the public a day later. (Published Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012)