Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is preparing to open the 9/11 memorial plaza at Ground Zero, said Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority, at a Newsmakers event at the National Press Club July 26.
President Barack Obama will join New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the 10th anniversary event opening the plaza, which contains trees, reflecting pools and waterfalls in the footprint of the two towers. It also displays the names of those who died.