9/11 Memorial Museum welcomes its millionth visitor

by Katie Buckley | 03 Oct 2014

Since opening in May 2014, the emotive 9/11 Memorial Museum, NYC, has seen more than one million visitors walk through its doors.

Designed by David Brody Bond Architects in conjunction with Snøhetta, the 9/11 Memorial Museum provides a space for telling the story of the 9/11 attacks and their repercussions. And the tasteful approach to the difficult subject matter has seen the attraction more than fulfill visitor number expectations.

With a total of one million visitors in the last four months, the museum is now one of the most visited in city, with projected figures almost matching New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

According to the records of the Art Newspaper, which annually produces a report on visitor figures for some museums, The Louvre and the British Museum are the most visited museums of 2013, with a total of 16m visitors between them.

If the Memorial Museum maintains its current average of 250,000 visitors a month, it could well jump in the top twenty most visited museums globally when the next list is produced.

In a statement, Museum president Joe Daniels, commented: “To achieve this milestone after being open for just four months is truly remarkable.”

Alice Greenwald, museum director, added: “To have one million people come through our doors after being open for only four months is a testament to how deeply the subject of 9/11 resonates for the broad, general public.”

Marking this milestone, a Memorial Plaza cobblestone has been dedicated to the visitor in question, Karen McDaniel from South Carolina.

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Since opening in May 2014, the emotive 9/11 Memorial Museum, NYC, has seen more than one million visitors walk through its doors. Designed by David Brody Bond Architects in conjunction with Snøhetta, the 9/11 Memorial Museum provides a space for telling the story of the 9/11 attacks and their repercussions. And the tasteful approach to the difficult subject matter has seen the attraction more than fulfill visitor number expectations. With
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