The National September 11 Memorial & Museum 九一一國家紀念博物館

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Located at the World Trade Center on the site where the Twin Towers once stood, the 9/11 Memorial was built to honor the nearly 3,000 victims who died in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. The Memorial consists of two square reflecting pools where the Twin Towers once stood, surrounded by a plaza filled with over 400 white oak trees, as well as the Survivor Tree—a pear tree that remained standing after the attacks. The pools are surrounded by large waterfalls, and at the edges are bronze plates with the names of all the victims. Between the pools is the entrance the underground 9/11 Memorial Museum, which contains exhibits on the destruction and loss of life caused by the attacks.

九一一國家紀念博物館位在世貿中心雙子大廈的遺址,是為了紀念2001年九一一恐襲事件中喪生的近三千名罹難者而興建。紀念館有兩座方形的倒影池,是雙子大廈曾經佇立的地方,周圍是一座廣場,種滿400多棵白色的橡樹,還有一棵「倖存之樹」——那是在恐襲事件後仍屹立不倒的梨樹。倒影池周圍是大瀑布,邊緣陳列的銅碑上刻著所有罹難者姓名。在兩座倒影池之間,是通往地底下的九一一紀念博物館的入口,館內收藏的展覽品是關於恐襲事件造成的破壞和生命損失。

【VOCABULARY 字彙】

1. reflecting (a.)(造成)反射的(v.)reflect 反射,反映
2. plaza (n.)廣場
3. bronze (a./n.)青銅製的,青銅色的;青銅(色)
4. destruction (n.)毀滅,破壞

本文取材自《紐約慢慢玩 你不知道的大蘋果:EZ TALK總編嚴選特刊

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