Field Museum Plans 911 Exhibit

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011  |  Updated 6:37 AM CDT
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Field Museum Plans 911 Exhibit

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Work continues on the World Trade Center site and the 9-11 memorial March 1, 2011 in New York City. Government spending cuts passed by the House would cut grants for antiterrorism work by $22 million at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority assumes responsibility of the One World Trade Center. The Port Authority recently announced that construction on the building had reached the halfway point at the height of the 52nd floor in what will eventually be a 104-story building.

Chicago's Field Museum is planning an exhibit designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"Ground Zero 360" is to include a fragment of a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center along with large-scale, previously unpublished photographs of New York. Visitors also will be able to hear emergency response radio calls from the morning of the attacks.

The exhibit opens Sept. 2 and runs through the end of the year. It is free with basic museum admission.

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