Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Rating: 4.6  175 rating points
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Rating: 5
Must see for all visitors to NY!!
Mon, Jun 30, 08   12:00 PM jtopness Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Hello Gary,

My name is Jill Topness from Rochester, Minnesota and just got back from New York after a 3 1/2 day vacation there with a friend. I met you yesterday (Mon, 6/30/08) while touring your museum and was struck by your down-to-earth personality and humbleness. What a pleasant surprise to have you, Gary Marlon Suson, America's Photographer for Sept 11 there, and I feel fortunate to have met you.

Thank you for establishing this museum and for risking your life at Ground Zero during that horrendously tragic day in history. What touched me most about your workshop was the human elements, such as camaraderie amongst rescue teams, complete strangers, volunteers (and even the 'canine variety' and their touching stories). Not to mention, your keen spiritual observations incorporated throughout the exhibits (i.e. the iron crosses, stopped clock, Bible verse, lone haggard teddy bear and the significance you gave to it; America dusting itself off and trudging onward to honor and protect our country. The fact that your camera focused in and captured raw human emotion was outstanding, particularly the devastating sorrow in people's eyes and during individuals solitary moments of prayer & reflection.

Heard this quote on a Good Morning America this a.m. on a piece about a woman who survived a family tragedy where her brother killed their parents: 'Trauma tends to freeze people.'

May the Ground Zero Museum Workshop live on to memorialize the thousands of people who lost their lives on September 11, but also to help ease suffering of the victims families, friends and fellow Americans who are left behind. Such as, the story about your saving the metal panel of the plane that hit the World Trade Center and giving a small piece of it to a victim's family member is a perfect example of your heroism. It was a pleasure to meet you Gary, and I look forward to reading your book that I purchased yesterday and will most definitely share it with others.

Sincerely,

Jill

PS Our tour guide was also excellent so please thank her for us, as well. (forgot her name but she is the Rachael Ray look-a-like). : )
Rating: 5
a must on your visit to new york
Sat, Jun 28, 08   1:00 PM kathyspe Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Biggest little museum definately fits the Ground Zero Museum and Workshop. Everything about this one room museum has a big impact. It was very moving but not in a way where you felt too heavy when you left. I was impressed with the stories of people coming together in the rescue/recovery efforts and that the focus was on this. My nephews, ages 16yrs and 19yrs were also moved and full of questions. Taking them there sparked some very good and important conversations and I think it even brought us closer together as a family.
Rating: 5
You won't want to miss it.
Fri, Jun 13, 08   11:00 AM svotis Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
After seeing all the sights, this was one of the last things on my daughter and my list. Absolutely the best part of our trip!! One of the most moving experiences of my life. Such a warm and comforting atmosphere. The photos, artifacts, & stories make you feel such a part of the whole event. Love the book we purchased we both read it cover to cover, and other family members are waiting patiently for their turn.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience
Thu, Jun 12, 08   1:00 PM dantekids Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The museum is amazing! The narration is very touching and provides insight into the events that cannot be found anywhere else. There are many fascinating (and a few very unusual) objects that survived the attack. Visitors even have the opportunity to handle many items.

All visitors to New York City should visit. It is an unforgetable experience. I highly recommend it!
Rating: 5
Very inspirational, straight from the heart
Tue, Jun 10, 08   11:00 AM Terimiller Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The 911/Ground Zero museum was great. It was very simple, but straight to the point. No "fluff"!!! The best way to feel you were there or have been there is through visual and touch. That's exactly what the museum has to offer. It has a display of photography that is amazing. What is ever so amazing is that none of the photographs were altered so you would buy them! It was the reality of the scene, good and bad. You don't have a chose, but to witness what the people who helped dig and clear ground zero did. You feel sad and happy after leaving the museum. The reason for the sadness is understood, but the happiness of how the people pulled together is very touching. The TV could never illustrate the whole truths, but the museum does. If you are lucky enough to meet the photographer/firefighter that made this all possible you are even more fortunate. I had that opportunity and he was real!!!!! The energy and love he has for "his" museum is electric. Take the short amount of time while you are in THE CITY and see what REALLY happened at Ground Zero. Buy his collection while you are there. You can take your time and really see what he saw and felt. There are moments in his book you think you are there. You can cry and laugh again, alone!

With much thanx for inviting me into a huge part of your life,

Teri Miller

P.s. I WILL see you on broadway!
Rating: 5
Must See!
Sun, Jun 8, 08   12:00 PM hap0422 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I truly enjoyed the tour. I was a little skeptical at first because it is small but I was very suprised. It was well worth it! Very touching and I learned a few things about the events of 9/11 that I never knew. Alot is packed into this small tour!! You must see it if you are in New York!
Rating: 5
A MUST for ANYONE in NYC
Sat, Jun 7, 08   3:00 PM coco_davis Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very moving, respectful tribute to 9/11. The memories, the moments, the thoughts, the people, encompasses all aspects of that fateful day and the many days that followed. The curators were so kind, and the owner/photographer mingled with us at the end of the tour. He also took time to take photos with our group which ranged in ages of 40 to 10. All museum content was appropriate for all. I would put this museum at the top of your to do list in New York City. God's Blessings,

Your 4 Texas Ladies!
Rating: 5
personal, deeply moving tribute to 9-11 families
Sat, Jun 7, 08   1:00 PM shishkalady Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would highly recommend this tour for individuals who want to comprehend the events of Sept 11th and their aftermath through the lens of the individuals and families who were among those most immediately affected by this terrible tragedy. The museum is really a small room with dozens of artifacts and pictures assembled to tell multiple stories of the people who died on that day as well as the firefighters and rescue workers tasked with the grim and solemn responsibility to recover bodies and dismantle the site. Each story and picture is unique in its own way; the cumulative effect puts a very human face on the devastation wrought by this inconceivable act of violence. The stories of these people are told by the photographer, Gary Susson, with great care, respect, and love though pictures and spoken words. Viewing the pictures and hearing stories was my own act of remembrance that had more personal value than had I merely visited the Ground Zero site.
Rating: 5
Respectful Tribute
Sat, May 31, 08   1:00 PM joekouba Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This museum takes you back to the recovery of Ground Zero as if you are there. It is a poignant reminder of what heroes those men and women were.
Rating: 5
Amazing!
Mon, May 26, 08   2:00 PM zip2play Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We are from Kansas and when our tour bus dropped us off at the actual Ground Zero site, we were suprised. At this time there wasn't anything to see or no where to basically pay our respects. We spoke to our hotel about that and they suggested we go to the Ground Zero Museum workshop. We had them immediately call and we scheduled our reservation. My husband and I, along with my parents and our 2 kids (age 6 and 9) made our way down to the museum in the meat packing district. We were a bit alarmed where we ended up and then to find it was a 1 room facility at first we thought we had been took. But 2+ hours later, I had to be pulled from the place. The interactive set up is nothing short of amazing. Both of my kids spent a lot of time going through all the different things we could listen to. It held their attention for the entire 2 hours. We had the last slot of the day so we were told we could stay as long as we liked. I found it all extremely moving. This isn't a museum describing what led up to that awful day, but a memorial to the people that worked tirelessly for 6 months after 09/11 and the people that perished that horrible day! The workers painstakingly trying to find the remains in the most respectful way they could. Amazing is how all 6 of us described it. I laughed, I cried and I was in held in AW for the entire time. I would suggest this wonderful place to anyone who can remember that fateful day in September 2001! It is a wonderful tribute to all that died and all that worked the site after the event. Gary, the photographer/artist happened to be there the day we visited (which happened to be Memorial Day 2008) and he was an amazingly genuine person. He took the time to speak to both of my kids. He didn't hover over them and worry about what they might do....he truly offered his words of help and support. We strongly suggest this place when you plan your New York tours. It is off the beaten path, but it will be the most memorable 2 hours of your trip!
Rating: 5
outstanding
Mon, May 26, 08   2:00 PM tata14 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I am a firefighter and I feel this display of photos, artifacts and stories was done in a very tasteful and heartfelt manner. It touched my heart. It keeps those who lost their lives on that horrible day ... very much alive. Awesome collection.
Rating: 5
great for the whole family
Sat, May 24, 08   3:00 PM bartrink Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
my wife and i took our 8 yr old son and 5 yr old son. tastefully done so that my boys could be there, learn, and not have nightmares. GREAT job, Suson. on the negative side, we did have our vehicle towed b/c we parked in an area that wasn't clearly marked.
Rating: 5
A must do..........
Sat, May 24, 08   11:00 AM elcruzado Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I think this is something that everyone should do and see. We watched on television but to actually go to the museum and hear the stories, touch remnants from the towers, etc just really helps you to understand the gravity of what happened on 9/11. I recommend it to everyone and pray we "Never Forget".
Rating: 5
Definitely worth a visit
Fri, May 23, 08   11:00 AM s_amini Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Very well done and tasteful. The small intimate setting was ideal. One thing I will note (without opinion) is that the museum has a significant religious tone to it. Heavier on the side of Chrisitanity.
Rating: 5
Realistic, impressive and graphic exposure
Sun, May 18, 08   12:00 PM monicav22 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Such a sad moment in US history was showed and explained with respect and realism to the victims.

I believe that this could be increase since I am sure there are lots of photograpic material to show.