Friday, May 9, 2014

9/11 Museum...Columbarium?

The plan is for the unidentified remains of 9/11 victims to be moved from the medical examiner's office on Manhattan's East Side to the memorial site in lower Manhattan. City officials say that once there, the remains will be placed in a custom-designed repository at bedrock level in the same building as the museum. The remains will be moved in a solemn procession led by police and fire department vehicles. The repository will be overseen by the medical examiner with hopes that improvements in technology could eventually help identify the 7,930 body parts.


Some families are okay with it, some families are not and consider the storage of human remains in a "museum" to be disrespectful. The argument has been going on since at least as far back as 2011.  The remains will be stored 70 feet below ground level in a private room not open to the public. Families will have access to a private reflection room adjacent to the storage room.

I personally don't have a problem with it, it seem more appropriate than the medical examiners office where they have rested for the past thirteen years.

What do you think?


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