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Museum Construction is Progressing with Large Artifacts Installation

Operating engineers used grappler claws to lift tangled steel and debris from the pile at Ground Zero. (Staff Photo) Operating engineers used grappler claws to lift tangled steel and debris from the pile at Ground Zero. (Staff Photo)

A total of 17 compelling artifacts have been put into place inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum, slated to open in the spring of 2014.

Two of the most recent artifacts to be installed include pieces of impact steel known as M-27 and M-2. These massive steel columns, which are from the façade of the North Tower, were situated directly above the point of impact of Flight 11.

Other artifacts include a folded piece of “flag steel,” the World Trade Center Cross and the grappler.

By Anthony Guido, 9/11 Memorial Communications Manager