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Reflecting pools readied for National September 11 Memorial opening

A view of the south reflecting pool at the National September 11 Memorial at ground zero in New York, August 2. The memorial is scheduled to open in time for the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
A view of the south reflecting pool at the National September 11 Memorial at ground zero in New York, August 2. The memorial is scheduled to open in time for the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.Justin Lane / EPA

The 911 memorial website has some excellent animations and graphics. (see animation below). Want to see the animation in HD? Click here to download a 46 mb Quicktime file)

Click here to see how to find the names of the victims on the reflecting pools.

If you plan to visit, you need to reserve a visitor pass in advance.