Families of 9/11 Victims Visit WTC Memorial

By the Associated Press | September 11, 2011 | 9:15 AM EDT


World Trade Center, New York, New York, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center are being allowed in to the memorial at the World Trade Center site for the first time.


The city is observing the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Sunday at the newly opened Memorial Plaza at the site.

The ceremony also serves as the memorial's official opening. The site opens to the public Monday.

The memorial sits next to a construction project where office towers, a transportation hub and a cultural center are taking shape. The signature skyscraper, One World Trade Center, is rising quickly and will be the tallest in the country when completed.