NEW YORK (KCBS/AP) – The new September 11 museum at ground zero in New York City opens to the public next Wednesday. But on Thursday, many of those affected most directly by 9/11 were present as the National September 11 Memorial Museum was dedicated by President Barack Obama.
CBS News Correspondent and former KCBS Reporter Jim Taylor was there for the dedication ceremony and describes what he saw on Thursday.READ MORE: Possible Explosive Device Outside Oakland Courthouse Forces Evacuations, Street Closures
“The museum is about two stories above the ground and seven stories below it. From the surface, it looks just like a building in stages of collapse,” Taylor told KCBS Anchor Rebecca Corral. “You look in and the first thing I saw, the first thing that took me was a girder or beam that was rescued/saved from the North Tower, about five stories tall. It’s a huge beam, that is burned and scarred and you realize, even though it’s such a grand structure, a grand piece of metal, it was nothing in this horror that unfolded.”