9/11 Memorial & Museum nears completion

Mike Krumboltz

The much anticipated (and delayed) 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City is drawing closer to completion.

While there is still no firm date on when the museum will open (officials say spring, likely April or May), many of the artifacts are already in place.

The museum, part of the World Trade Center memorial in lower Manhattan, recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of Islamist terrorists commandeered commercial airplanes and slammed them into the twin towers, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pa. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

Items to be on display at the museum include a piece of impact steel from the World Trade Center's north tower, a piece of exterior tower structure called the trident steel and debris found at or near ground zero.

Buzz60's Jen Markham spoke with museum director Alice Greenwald about the progress being made.

"Every day there's a milestone," Greenwald said. "Because every day I came down here and there's something, you know, the wall is painted or the frame for a monumental scale photograph is in place. So every day I see another piece of this museum coming together."

No cost of admission has not yet been set, according to Joe Daniels, the museum president. But Daniels said the museum is committed to making sure that anyone who has a desire to visit will be able to do so.