Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Activity #655
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  125 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 13 35 0 = 35 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 31 80 1 = 79 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 54 129 4 = 125 96% 4.6
All 3,298 7,943 148 = 7,795 97% 4.6
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

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Witness the 9/11 Recovery in a powerful, interactive tour based on the work of Official Ground Zero Photographer Gary Marlon Suson.

Rating Date Attended Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
A must visit before going to Ground Zero site
Thu, Aug 31, 06   11:30 AM sferguson Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We visited the museum prior to going to the site of the World Trade Center and this was a big plus as it gave us a better perspective of what we saw at the actual site. My son and I were the only ones at the museum on the day we visited and were lucky enough to have a private guided tour by Gary, the photographer who took the photos and collected the relics from the site.

The museum is not that big, perhaps only 500 - 700 sq ft. however there are a large number of photos and items that can be viewed. Every item that Gary collected has a story behind it. In the future rather than being toured around the museum personally you will be given a headset with a pre-recorded tour. For the price of $16/person this is very good value. My 16 year old son, who is not easy to please, throughly enjoyed the tour and really appreciated it once we got to the World Trade Center site.

The museum is located in the meat packing district about 2 miles away from the actual World Trade Center site. Gary actually took photographs from the top of the building on Sept. 11th which are displayed in the museum.
Rating: 5
Powerful and moving
Sat, Sep 2, 06   11:30 AM gkelly68 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Powerful and moving images and stories.
Rating: 5
amazing to have gary as our guide!!!
Sun, Sep 3, 06   12:00 PM camillep Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
we were so moved by the workshop. my 13 year old daughter will be doing a research project on the museum and gary. our whole group was so impressed and it was the highlight of our weekend in nyc. i have since recommended to 2 groups from louisiana who are going to nyc in the next few months.

thanks for all the help over the phone by the zerve telephone operators--they were great...i had lots of questions and they were so patient.
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 3, 06   3:30 PM nmigas Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a wonderful depiction of 9/11 and the events following. Gary Suson offered the same sensitivity in presenting the "Museum's" holdings as he did in taking the pictures. It was wonderful to be able to hear from the actual photographer the events that were shown. Definitely a "recommend to friends" site.
Rating: 4
Strongly recommended
Mon, Sep 4, 06   12:00 PM brn2danz4 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
It was necessary to be remembered of the terror that happened that day because I never want to forgot all of the lives that were lost on 9/11. It was very emotional and spiritual. I am very glad I went.
Rating: 5
Excellent highly recommended
Mon, Sep 4, 06   12:00 PM IRISACEVEDO Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
On our recent trip to New York we became aware of this recently opened Museum that we recommend without hesitation.

The work of Mr. Gary Marlon is wonderful, very emotional and in my opinion an excellent tribute to those people who risk their life after the 9/11 events.

It was a privilege to visit this Museum and share time with Gary and the people who were there during that afternoon.

Iris Acevedo, MD

San Juan, Puerto Rico 9/10/06
Rating: 5
Very touching and moving
Mon, Sep 11, 06   12:00 PM willori60 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Saw the museum on 9-11-06 and it was especially moving to be there on the 5 year anniversary. It was really cool how the photographer was there to explain every detail and even one of the surviving firemen were there also. It was amazing and truly moving. I would highly recommend it to anyone who gets the chance to go. It is an amazing experience and I would do it again.
Rating: 5
intimateand unique
Mon, Sep 11, 06   12:00 PM aliciasross Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
it was really special to hear directly from the photographer and a firefighter who was in the WTC.
Rating: 5
Do NOT miss this!
Mon, Sep 11, 06   1:30 PM sjscheidle Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
As a former NYPD officer (retired), I went into this activity a little skeptical... but I was absolutely TOUCHED by the sensitivity and emotion that went into what was obviously a labor of love and respect for those lost that fateful day.

As I expected (in my somewhat jaded and cynical mind), the workshop brought back the horrors of that day, but it also spoke VOLUMES about the dedication and focus of the workers at Ground Zero... and I walked out of that small venue with a new appreciation for the simple act of waking up in the morning, or giving a hug to someone I love.

Mr. Suson is a brilliant, insightful talent - with an eye for capturing history that I don't think will be eclipsed for generations to come. I applaud those who had the guts to fight to get Mr. Suson into Ground Zero... and I give a STANDING OVATION to Mr. Suson's dedication to what had to have been a watershed task in his life - something that will live on long after all of us are gone.

To those considering this activity, I say to you - RUN. Do NOT walk. This is something that will CHANGE you... it will make you cry... it will make you think... and it will be something you will remember FOREVER.

Thank you, Gary.

Sally from San Diego, CA
Rating: 1
Highly Offensive
Mon, Sep 11, 06   1:30 PM dsimnett Female 50-59 Local Individual
I found the exhibit to be in extremely poor taste. Artifacts from a site where nearly 3000 people murdered on the fifth anniversary of 9-11 were displayed like a circus freak show; broken glasses, a mangled keyboard, dirt, glasses, a firefighter's glove...

Don't know how they got the stuff, but as a New Yorker, I consider Ground Zero hallowed ground, and I hope every New Yorker is just as shocked and offended by the vulgar and tastless display of murdered innocence and heroism.

I was told the proceeds from the admission and book sales go to 'a charity'. I was not told which charity. The photographer was too busy autographing his books.