The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is located in New York, United States. Visitors will enter the museum through a pavilion, designed by Snøhetta. Located between two memorial pools, the pavilion will provide information, site orientation and ticketing for the museum. From the pavilion visitors will access the Museum’s lower lobby space known as ‘Memorial Hall’, which in turn leads to the exhibition spaces at bedrock level of the World Trade Center.
To reach the primary exhibition space, visitors will descend a gently ramped ‘ribbon’ echoing the ramp once used by construction workers to build the World Trade Center and was again used in the aftermath of the attacks. From this ramp, vistas will be created providing a sense of vastness of the site and the scale of the towers. Visitors will be able to stand between the locations of the original Twin Towers and experience their scale, which will be referenced by two metal-clad, ethereal volumes.