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An inside look at 9/11 artifacts to be displayed in museum

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Lower Manhattan (PIX11)–  There is Mickey Kross’ helmet.

“The remarkable story that he tells all revolves around his survival from the actual collapse of the building. He was
in Stairwell B of the North Tower when the North Tower fell. And, he and 15 other people who were in a certain pocket within that long 110 story staircase survived the collapse of the building,” said Cliff Chanin of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Cliff Chanin is Vice-President of Education for the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.

“The red bandanna was worn by a young man 24-years-old named Welles Crowther,” said Chanin

Personal belongings donated by families and others. They’ve been held in preservation for years.

Now, soon to be displayed at The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

You can see the debris covering a Firefighter helmet. It is perhaps forever embedded here.

The museum’s Chief Curator Jan Ramirez showed us the souls of boots that were melted away.

“Families have come to us with so many powerful objects because this is ultimately the place where the full story of 9/11 will be told permanently,” said Chanin.

For now, many of the artifacts are being held at off-site locations where they are being preserved. The Museum is expected to open in Spring of 2014, and it will tell the stories of the thousands who died on that day.