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"September morn" Continued...

Issue: "Remembering 9/11," Sept. 10, 2011

Meanwhile, the plaza at the center of the five skyscrapers that will form the new complex will have a new heart. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum reflecting pools, in the footprints of the former twin towers, are slated to open for the 10th anniversary commemoration on Sept. 11. Every weekend, workers fill the 30-foot-deep cascading pools, which run 24,000 gallons of water a minute, in preparation.

"I think it will heal some people and becomes a constant reminder: You don't want that ever to happen again," said Angelo Alvarez, a postman with a delivery route in the area. He hopes that visitors from around the world who tour the site will ask, "What can we do to change, to learn and prevent it from happening again?"

-with reporting by Elbert Chu in New York

Where were you on 9/11? Share remembrances with your fellow WORLD readers and view a slideshow of images from Sept. 11, 2001, featured in WORLD's Remembering 9/11 10th Anniversary Special Issue.

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