Next year, an underground museum commemorating the attacks on 9/11 will open on the site that once held the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. And it just got one of its first exhibitions.

A crushed 30-ton fire truck, draped in a white covering and American flags, was lowered by crane down into the site yesterday. The truck carried eleven firefighters to Ground Zero, all of whom died trying to save victims of the monumental terrorist attack. It's a fitting memorial to those who gave their lives to save others, and you can follow the jump to watch the brief clip from CBS News.



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      • 3 Years Ago
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        tinted up
        • 3 Years Ago
        It is tragic... I just hope that we can get back to building sky scrapers like we used to :( Some truth to what veyron is saying though, previous administrations armed Al Qaeda in an attempt to fight the Russians and to a degree fathered the monster that Bin Laden became. To say that there was some G.W. Bush plot however is a big load of crap.
        Gnarles2
        • 3 Years Ago
        Douchbag. Maybe you should show some respect to the victims and their families instead of spouting off your stupid, and unfounded conspiracy theories.
          stclair5211
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Gnarles2
          What he said has nothing to do with honoring anybody. We owe it to them and future generations to find out the truth.
        nd4spdsrt
        • 3 Years Ago
        FCK U A$$HOLE
          Gubbins
          • 3 Years Ago
          @nd4spdsrt
          Couldn't have said it better!
        iBiRiAiDiFiOiRiD
        • 3 Years Ago
        Although I might also believe some claims here and there about an 'inside job', ya gotta know when to speak and keep your mouth shut...
        Ron Ayotte
        • 3 Years Ago
        Okay. ********.. I am a thirty year veteran of the fire service... please do tell me.. How could it be an inside job? The buildings were open 24/7 365 and in order to set off explosive charges like you nutjobs say happened the perpetrators would have had to go through the walls and through concrete shafts withut making any noise, then drill into structural steel and concrete without making any noise, and get thousands of pound of explosives and primers, and miles of det cord and firing wire totally undetected. ******** like you make me sick to my stomach.
          darkness
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ron Ayotte
          So buildings explode from the bottom up and where's the plane er missle that hit the pentagon, you sir make me sick.
        RXFive
        • 3 Years Ago
        Dude? Really? How can anyone believe this? You must be under 20 or so, anyone who was old enough and close enough can surely grasp what happened. Maybe they filmed it all in a studio in texas and moved the towers while new york was asleep. (how's that song go?) Putting aside all of the evidence, eye-witnesses, history, multinational intelligence that supports the Al-Qaeda/Bin Laden line... Think about the sheer number of people involved in a coverup of that magnitude. In this age, how could something like that be kept under wraps? The way this government works, there are two ways to do something like that, spec ops or full on government (slow, red-tape-laden, bureaucratic). Neither is realistic.
          Egon
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RXFive
          No stclair5211, the fool is the one that doesn't listen to the answers. There's been many questions asked within the formal inquiries and even more from the media and beyond. It's been a decade. To date, nobody has stepped forward to expose even a hint of a conspiracy. Are you suggesting every single one of the thousands of government officials that surely would have been involved in your fantasy plot would have also been born without a conscious. Care to explain that?
        DarwinianReject
        • 3 Years Ago
        Successful troll appears to be successful. Obvious troll is obvious.
        darkness
        • 3 Years Ago
        I totally agree with you veyron
        buckfeverjohnson
        • 3 Years Ago
        Either you are trying to incite a reaction or you are from France.
        stclair5211
        • 3 Years Ago
        -29? Must be true then.
        timsvtgen1
        • 3 Years Ago
        Boy, someone drank a few extra glasses of INSENSITIVE PRICK this morning....
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are we pretending Muslim extremists attacked us at this memorial? I'd like the truth about 9-11 to come out and people to stop wrapping themselves in the flag. That would be the best way to honor these people.
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        I think you are right. Just like people got pissed of about a Mosque that is two blocks away while a strip club is right next to memorial.
        Rampant
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        This is Autoblog, not some conspiracy website. Take that crap someplace else.
        zackwatt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        With 10 years passing and EVERY conspiracy theory debunked...don't you people have something else to be attention ****** about?
      darkness
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does everything New York does have to be news, keeping a truck for 10 years is insane, I'm suprised it wasn't on Barrett Jackson.
      Pete
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate to rain on everyone's parade, but why isn't the same sensitive feelings shown for other dates in our history?? What dates you ask? Go study your American history!! Let's start with December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. No longer is that day a National Day of Mourning and there were 2,402 service members killed, with 1,247 wounded. Let's bing up another couple of days that are of great sinifigance to our country. The first is a federal holiday but is not celebrated like it should be and that is Veteran's Day, November 11, but that day is actually the end of World War One. How do we celebrate it? Most all businesses are open like any other day except government offices. To me that is not the way to celebrate the loss of 117,465 service members of the United States. The next days are actually co-joined because they are the ends of World War Two. V-E (Victory in Europe) Day is May 8 and V-J (Victory in Japan) is August 14. Those two days are just two more days of an already dull week and they should be shown the respect that the loss of 416,837 service members in defense of the United States deserve. But NO, we have holidays like President's Day, MLK Day, and Columbus Day, which are worthless holidays for the most part. Then everyone has Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, which is SUPPOSED to replace the actual days of May 8, August 14, and November 11 in military service historical war ending dates. But no one but those that served actually know what the day is all about. To everyone else it is just the first day of summer vacation. So, in closing September 11 is not the first attack on American soil, but Pearl Harbor is in modern times. Show the same respect for this "day that will live in infamy" as you show for September 11, as well as the other three days and this America would be a better place citizenship and patriotism.
        uusunn
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pete
        Maybe because September 11th was the date in which there were the most casualties of American citizens on our own soil? What do you have against September 11th? I know many families around this area who lost their loved ones on that day, in addition to my family being directly affected by it as well. I'm all for remembering "the day that will live in infamy", but it's extremely inconsiderate of you to write off September 11th because you simply think that our priorities are out of whack.
      jonnyb22
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am a New Yorker and this is still very sensitive 10 years out, my city has never been the same since than, you can tell in peoples attitudes, hostility and fear. This is something so far beyond what has happened before it. Something that took years to create was destroyed so violently. Veyron1001 cool name, but show some respect for the victims and lost loved ones. This is still all to real, These buildings were truly something special, amazing achievements in construction and man power.
      Lou
      • 3 Years Ago
      About ******* time. Took them 10 years to build a memorial and still no WTC is up. What a disgrace.
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Lou
        They took it so long so people wouldn't forget about what happened. That means people still support wars in Iraq and Afgh. Government is a cunning B*tch
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      Rock517
      • 3 Years Ago
      The memorial won't be opened until NEXT YEAR?!? Ten years after the fact, it's really sad the the goddamn Freedom Tower isn't even built and up and running. It's even sadder that there won't be a finished memorial until next year. Way to show 'em, NYC.
        majortom1981
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rock517
        I am pretty sure that the outside part of the memorial will be open for this sept 11. I think its just the inside museum part that will not be open.
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