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9/11 Memorial Begins Taking Ticket Reservations, Thousands Reserve in First Few Hours

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9/11 Memorial Begins Taking Ticket Reservations, Thousands Reserve in First Few Hours

| architecture | July 11, 2011


Tickets to the Sept. 11 memorial, which is due to open to the public the day after the 10th anniversary this year, are now available through an online reservation system.

More than 11,500 passes were reserved in the first few hours after the system was activated Monday, the organization said.

Timed reservations will be used for the memorial while construction continues on other World Trade Center projects over the next few years. Officials said the tightly-controlled system is designed to manage capacity and the flow of visitors while the site remains an active construction area.

It will “help ensure a safe and solemn experience for all,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement.

The online ticketing system opened at 9 a.m. at www.911memorial.org/visitor-passes. Passes are free, but the form allows visitors to make donations when they reserve tickets.

Those who make reservations will receive an email confirmation and instructions to print their passes.

The memorial consists of two reflecting pools that evoke the footprints of the towers, which are each nearly an acre in size. They also feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America.

The design was selected in 2004 and construction began in 2006.

The names of the victims from the 2001 attacks, along with those who died in the 1993 bombing, will be inscribed in bronze along the borders of the pools.

The memorial is on track to open Sept. 11, but only families and invited dignitaries will be allowed to visit on the 10th anniversary. Ticketed reservations begin the following day.

A separate hotline was established last week for 9/11 family members to reserve their own passes. Families can also reserve online.

Memorial officials are expected to limit the number of visitors to about 1,500 at a time.

Groups of 10 or more are asked to contact [email protected] or call 212-266-5200.

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After working at various design practices on a full-time and freelance basis, and starting his own design firm, David McFadden saw that there was a gap to be filled in the industry. In 1984, he created an expansive hub for architects and hiring firms to sync up, complete projects, and mutually benefit. That hub was Consulting For Architects Inc., which enabled architects to find meaningful design work, while freeing hiring firms from tedious hiring-firing cycles. This departure from the traditional, more rigid style of employer-employee relations was just what the industry needed - flexibility and adaption to modern work circumstances. David has successfully advised his clients through the trials and tribulations of four recessions – the early 80’s, the early 90’s, the early 2000’s, and the Great Recession of 2007.

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