Ground Zero Museum Workshop, New York City, New York
420 W 14th St, 2nd Floor, New York City, New York 10014| Map |
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is a museum featuring images, installations and artifacts from 9/11 and the World Trade Center.
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Not bad at all, definitely worth seeing. The price is a bit high considering they are just photographs that you could probably find online and a video before viewing them, but at least you know that the profits are going to a good place (I forget exactly...
So this photographer became the only one officially allowed on the site to document on images on film and I'm glad he did so in a tasteful way. This is basically a one-room gallery of the images with posted numbers...
I read my fellow Yelper's review's and respect their views, I just think that there's value in seeing some of the artifacts that were preserved from that fateful day up close; that is unless everybody thinks that these are fakes and that Suson is just out to make a buck... I will say this: The "museum" is smaller in physical size than most people would expect -- especially if you're going to pay $27 per head to see this. I will take him at his word when the curator says that the proceeds go toward supporting the victim's families, that's good enough for me... This is probably my only opportunity to see some of these artifacts up close... Until they open the 9/11 Museum in late 2012 at the site of the twi...
September 11th, 2001, was a harrowing day in our country's history and in my family (for private reasons I don't wish to go into). On a recent business trip to New York, I thought I'd check out the Ground Zero Museum Workshop during some down-time. The photography is good. Don't get me wrong about that. Mr. Suson has his way with a camera. What I didn't like was I guess the "tone" of the museum experience. It really felt like the photographic or artistic equivalent of ambulance chasing lawyers. During every tragedy people write songs or blogs or videos trying to become the "face" of the ordeal while saying they are merely trying to capture the event with their art. September 11th was too big an event...
While 9/11 touched all of us in one way or another, I really felt like this place was no more than a shrine to the photographer that took all of the pictures. I felt like it was nothing more than the photographer's way of making himself "famous", and a few bucks on the way. It is a single room filled mainly with photographs, and a limited number of objects found after 9/11. Many if not most of the photos have Suson's (the photographer) name on them and are autographed. It seemed extremely tacky to see such an awful time in our history captured on film surrounded by "Gary Marlon Suson" and a black marker squiggle of his autograph on each. Each photo/exhibit has a number, and Suson narrates an audio file descr...