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Ahead of its public opening on May 21, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum has released an official iOS app. The 9/11 Museum Audio Guide app for the iPhone and iPad, available free in the App Store, honors the 2,983 people killed in 9/11 terrorist attacks on Twin Towers.

Basically an audio guide designed to aid tourists and museum attendees, the app includes three main tours to choose from such as Witnessing History and Discovering History and features 13 sections, each accompanied by description and narration…

From iTunes release notes:

The guide provides themed audio tours featuring stories from the day of 9/11 and the recovery at Ground Zero. It also presents details of the Museum’s archaeological elements and architectural designs of the Memorial and the Museum. 

The Witnessing History tour is narrated by Robert De Niro. It’s available in multiple languages and provides a basic overview of 9/11 and its aftermath.

The Discovering History tour is designed for families and children 8-11 years old and the Building History one gets you up to speed with the archaeological remnants of the World Trade Center visible in the Museum.

This tour also provides details about the building and the original complex’s design, told through the mouth of architects, recovery workers and preservationists.

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Audio tours were produced by Acoustiguide.

Here’s the 9/11 Interactive Timeline available at timeline.911memorial.org.

Download 9/11 Museum Audio Guide in the App Store.

The app is compatible with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 5.1 or later.

  • Jared

    I have conflicting feelings about these 9/11 apps. On one hand I feel that they are contributing to keeping the events of that day fresh in peoples minds. On the other hand I feel as if apps like this are also exploiting the tragedy of that day.

    • Where’s the exploitation? The app is free and intended for an added experience whilst touring the museum. The company behind this app gains nothing financial from it.

  • Rowan09

    This day lead to radical change in “freedom”. Sad that lives had to be lost just to achieve a purpose.

  • Rowan09

    We all know it was a set up, well the ones that care to know.

    • dpacemaker

      Who set it up?

      • Rowan09

        US government.

      • dpacemaker

        So a administration that was basically a collection of fools pulled off the biggest cover up in history? Why? What was gained by the attacks? People don’t do these things unless they come out better off in the end. So all the intel reports from the months before are fake? The years of intelligence reports during the Clinton Administration were fake also? Tell me what our government gained from killing its own citizens. Before you bring up the NSA spying and everything else in the Patriot Act you should realize that none of it is wanted and the government is hated more for its surveillance now than any time prior. If they wanted this to be a way for them to spy on everyone they would have done it in a manner in which the public would have been for it and ok with it.

      • Rowan09

        The government wasn’t full of fools because a lot of those people are still in this administration. The Bay of Pigs, Water Gate, etc and even the crack epidemic in the black community are all proven government doing. After 9-11 people are willing to give up their freedom for a false sense of security. I’ve read the 9-11 Commision and was in Manhattan on that day so I remember the events clearly. When the first plane crashed it was confirmed as a hijack for 45 minutes before crashing into the first building. To this day there still were no testing done on the steel when scientists, engineers, etc asked. Bush made millions from the war in Iraq and Afganistan and so did Cheney. Why do you think they were burning oils reserves? They are aware of what America wanted. Bin Laden was the puppet and the scapegoat, his name was brought up minutes after the attack. Just like the recession was systematically caused by the government this is no different. Is it hard to believe that a country where the minority spends the majority gets treated like second class citizens?

      • dpacemaker

        Well the steel your worried about was and has been tested and experts have asserted:

        “Jet fuel burns at 800° to 1500°F, not hot enough to melt steel (2750°F). However, experts agree that for the towers to collapse, their steel frames didn’t need to melt, they just had to lose some of their structural strength—and that required exposure to much less heat. “I have never seen melted steel in a building fire,” says retired New York deputy fire chief Vincent Dunn, author of The Collapse Of Burning Buildings: A Guide To Fireground Safety. “But I’ve seen a lot of twisted, warped, bent and sagging steel. What happens is that the steel tries to expand at both ends, but when it can no longer expand, it sags and the surrounding concrete cracks.”
        “Steel loses about 50 percent of its strength at 1100°F,” notes senior engineer Farid Alfawak-hiri of the American Institute of Steel Construction. “And at 1800° it is probably at less than 10 percent.” NIST also believes that a great deal of the spray-on fireproofing insulation was likely knocked off the steel beams that were in the path of the crashing jets, leaving the metal more vulnerable to the heat.

        But jet fuel wasn’t the only thing burning, notes Forman Williams, a professor of engineering at the University of California, San Diego, and one of seven structural engineers and fire experts that PM consulted. He says that while the jet fuel was the catalyst for the WTC fires, the resulting inferno was intensified by the combustible material inside the buildings, including rugs, curtains, furniture and paper. NIST reports that pockets of fire hit 1832°F.

        “The jet fuel was the ignition source,” Williams tells PM. “It burned for maybe 10 minutes, and [the towers] were still standing in 10 minutes. It was the rest of the stuff burning afterward that was responsible for the heat transfer that eventually brought them down.”

        The claim of a controlled demolition has been explained by architects, structural engineers and demolitionists that the towers fell as expected. The term “pancaking” is what they used to describe the natural falling of the towers.

        I agree that Bush and Cheney made money from the wars that followed 9-11, but I disagree with you that they allowed or caused 9-11 for that purpose. These men were multi millionaires before entering office, and they would continue that trend during and after leaving office. Money is not a motivator, if they were regular guys that had no real money behind them, then maybe I could see it. I find it funny that you think you being there makes any difference as to what you claim. You believe that the administration had the steel infrastructure coated with thermite, with nobody noticing. I was a carpenter at one time, and my father owns a steel plant. When building a structure like this almost every surface of steel is coated with a fire retardant material. So the administration would have had to have a crew come in, remove this material unnoticed and apply a thermite material. All with nobody noticing. I get the feeling you think FDR allowed Pearl Harbor to happen, and the the theater shooting in Colorado, and the school shooting in Massachusetts were also perpetrated by the U.S Government.

      • Rowan09

        Jet fuel will not melt steel unless it’s in a furnace. Can you please explain the molten steel in the basement that lasted for days after the towers fell? Explain how the owner of the buildings made billions from it falling as putting on insurance for terrorist activity? Explain the convenience of pilots doing a test on the same day regarding to terrorists using planes to attack NY, Washington which left us with less than 2 planes protecting our airspace? Answer this most important question. Who gained from the towers falling? It’s not the Taliban because they have less control and their leader is dead.

      • dpacemaker

        Just because some conspiracy website says there was molten steel does not mean there was. Experts that were there, and on site never said anything about molten steel, people that your listening to made this assertion from pictures from ground zero, they were not there. I thought you believed the towers came down from a controlled demolition?

      • Rowan09

        It was soon on the news, it wasn’t some “conspiracy” site. All the moving pieces during that day worked out for a “surprise” attack in where we had a suspect minutes after. It was also an amazing thing that the plane in PA crashed and was unrecognizable and we say a clear license picture of one of the “terrorists”.

      • dpacemaker

        Answer my question. Was it thermite, or a controlled demolition?

      • Rowan09

        I don’t know and it doesn’t matter. Your using journals or magazines written by Americans about an American tragedy and expect the truth? The point is America knew or were directly involved in 9-11 and in law once you know and do nothing you’re just as guilty. Bin Laden even after the towers fell made a video which aired on CNN, Fox, etx where it translated he knew about the plan but wasn’t responsible.

      • dpacemaker

        It does matter. Every conspiracy theorist and website says it is one or the other, and the really dumb people say both. You tell me not to trust stuff written about America, by Americans, yet you believe a video of Bin Laden translated by Americans. I saw that video, and he said that he knew of the plan, but did not directly plan it, which we already knew that. I guess you forgot about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man that orchestrated the plan on 9-11. So of course he ran it by Bin Laden, and he gave the go ahead. Just like a the raid on Bin Laden, Obama knew about it, but had zero involvement on the planning of the mission. He didn’t say who would go where and how. As I said you have yet to bring factual evidence from a credible source, and you can’t. Go live with your delusions, but I hope you don’t brainwash your kids with this nonsense.

      • Rowan09

        What do you consider facts? Those articles written didn’t test the heat after the planes hit. Explain how it was so hot like a furnace but yet we saw people waving for help and they weren’t burning? I asked you to watch in Plane Site and read the 9-11 Commision because according to the most accurate records building 7 didn’t fall. What did your magazines say about building 7 falling hours later? I asked you who gained from 9-11 and you keep avoiding it because America gained in every way possible and the Taliban lost significantly. I’m not crazy, or a “conspiracy theorist” I use to believe what you do that America wouldn’t be so evil to kill its citizens but I watch it happen everyday directly or indirectly. No one will ever get a book publish as factual stating 9-11 was an American set up. I remember when people use to say its a conspiracy that the government is recording and watching us then it was proven to be true. Did your magazine explain how a plane drives into a building from an unexperienced pilot?

      • dpacemaker

        Your implying it takes skill to crash a plane. You also think the U.S gained from the attacks. What did we gain? Other than debt from two wars, which will most likely be for nothing because it will go back to how it was before the wars. I have brought information that has been reviewed by other experts and has passed peer review, you have brought nothing but your opinion to the table. You have not answered my questions, and when it comes to the steel you are so adamant about I have already posted what experts have concluded from testing the steel from ground zero and by recreating the incident in a controlled lab as best they can. I feel like you didn’t read what I posted concerning steel. Is it because it proves your theory wrong? You are a conspiracy theorist because everything your saying is not proven, making it a theory, and you think the government secretly did it. That is the textbook definition of a conspiracy theorist. It’s not that I don’t think our country is evil, and would do that, I think your theory is unable to be proven making it false. As for building 7 it was consumed by fire, and collapsed from the fire and it was weak from the collapse of WTC 1 &WTC 6. There is footage that shows that many of the windows were blown out and that fire had spread uncontrollably. It its a stretch to think that a fire could spread, especially since it was a huge fire, not a fire you have in the backyard. So after hours of fire burring uncontrollably it isn’t a surprise it fell. The video shows the exterior buckling from the damage, and it was not built the same as WTC 1&2. When the planes hit the towers they knocked the fire retardant material from the beams, and in some places separated the steel structure. You need to read what I already posted, if you did then you have a problem with comprehension. I have answered nearly every question you have asked, and you have answered none. Since there no evidence to support your claims I don’t expect you to actually answer any questions, just to keep talking in circles and asking me the same stuff over and over after I already answered it.

      • Rowan09

        I answered every question look again. I don’t run away from anything after making a statement. The recreation was all theoretical just like it was so theoretically hot the steel melted and buckled from heat and pressure that people were in the now furnace look out at us waving clothing and not burning. How did the US gain? Really? This is how I know you don’t study history you just believe what you see or hear on the news. The recession happened because of American greed which comes all the way from the Nikon administration. If you really want to be educated take a look at a documentary called “Inside Job” it explains what caused the recession. We are a war country just like most of the world, we have troops in other countries during “peace times” all the time. You really cannot believe a building would fall like the North and South towers from fire only do you? Let me give you another history lesson. The day before the attacks 9-10-01, defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld came on the news and announced there was a misappropriation of $2.3 trillions DOD which is defense funds. Guess where all the files that were to lead the investigate being held, in building 7 the only steel building in history along with the North and South towers to fall from fire. This was the biggest heist ever and because of the day after 9-11-01 it didn’t really matter anymore because or Taliban enemies were more important. The other World Trade towers around the North and South towers did not buckle like the North, South and 7 towers, they were still standing but severely damaged, with some being even closing to the towers than building 7. I’ve done plenty of research and you’ve watch the news and belived all the backtracking and lies they told. People use the words “conspiracy theorists” just to invalidate anything being said from that persons mouth. Snowden is also considered a conspiracy theorist at one point and surprise, surprise it was all true. Open your eyes and look at all the major tragedies that take place in this country and the secrecy behind them. Travyvon Martin’s case was all in the media, but we hear nothing about the Boston bombing, Colorado shooting, etc. Ask yourself why?

      • dpacemaker

        I’ve never heard of the Nikon administration(I know you meant Nixon, autocorrect sucks). Your living in a fantasy world if you think the U.S is controlling Afghanistan or Iraq. These countries are returning to what they used to be, I do think that American corporations made millions from the wars, but those millions came from our government not Iraq or Afghanistan. You keep talking about molten steel, yet I have not found one credible source that says it. You keep saying that these things are proven, yet you haven’t linked one credible source. I don’t take peoples word, I look at the research done by sources that are credible. A historian doesn’t use wikipedia(not saying you do), but data needs to be confirmed by multiple sources and peer reviewed to be credible. Link a credible source with the supposed facts you keep stating. Thats all it would take to prove your point, so I don’t know why you haven’t posted a source yet. All the credible experts have said that the metal was not molten, but was heated enough to expand, and when there is no room for expansion it becomes substantially flawed and weak. Just post a source that confirms what your saying. I have already shared the peer reviewed studies that debunk your claims, so now it is your turn to post a experts peer reviewed study that confirms your statements. If your reply doesn’t have a credible source linked it will validate my point that you have zero data to support your claims.

      • Rowan09

        http://bit dot ly/1vhnNep. This video shows my made up story of molten steel which burned for weeks after the towers fell. I asked about proof showing any steel building falling from a fire alone and only 3 exist and they all fell on the same day. What happened to building 7? You seem to not even mention what I said about Rumsfeld because it doesn’t matter to you. Barry Jennings was in building 7 before it went down and he gave an account. Search the web and you’ll see what he had to say. Scientists found thermite in the dust but let me guess your scientists said it not true so it must mean its true. This is America and if you’re expecting the news to just come out and say 9-11 was a set up, you’ll never know the truth. People in this country can’t handle the truth so they live with lives. I asked you many times with no answer. If the building in the North and South tower was so hot, why were there people waving out the windows? Shouldn’t they be burning from the immense heat? The US has both strategic agreements with Iraq and Afghanistan, they trade resources, etc with each other.

      • dpacemaker

        Not one person in that video is an expert on steel, and to them seeing steel glow red must mean molten. I have seen the “studies” about the thermite found at the site. I find it odd that these “scientists” won’t allow anyone else to study the supposed thermite evidence they have. I never doubted or argued against the fact that the administration at the time were crooked as can be. The problem is that people like you that argue that 9-11 was a setup deter the discussion away from the proven war crimes of the administration. Again I ask you to provide peer reviewed examples to prove your argument and you haven’t. You post a terrible quality video of people that are not experts talk about something they have no actually knowledge of the things they describe. I will not comment or confer with you until bring actual peer reviewed evidence. Right now your just a schmuck that is spewing the lies of others without proof.

      • Rowan09

        You have to be joking. Are you telling me eyewitness testimony as well as numerous news coverage isn’t proof of molten steel burning from the base of the towers? I do not need to be an expert to know what molten steel looks like. You need peer review article that says there was molten steel? Huh? I asked you about building 7 and you shy away from it because its idiotic to have a steel building fall in 2 seconds according to NIST from fire alone. A steel building burned in the past for 24 hours and did fall like building 7. What you’re looking for is a report that says the American government lied and even then you won’t believe it? I asked you to watch In Plane Site and you didn’t, there’s interviews from Barry Jennings, firefighters testimony who apparently are not experts, etc. I asked you if according to your Peer review articles it was so hot as a furnace in an open space, how is it that people were waving clothing out the windows ou sir don’t want the truth, so you can continue believing a lie.

      • mrgerbik

        LOL there WAS molten steel

      • mrgerbik

        Can you explain wtc 7 with said theories? … even NISTs own explanation of how wtc7 came down is absolutely laughable.

        Not even mentioning the 1,000,000,000 other anomalies with everything else that happened that day…

      • Rowan09

        Thank you. I’m making up molten steel burning for weeks after the towers fell. It was shown on the news and is public record. I watched the news and thought nothing of it then, but that doesn’t make any sense.

      • dpacemaker

        Also in 2002 236 pieces of steel were collected and tested.

        “Instead, the team of more than 200 investigators gathered all the evidence they could to reconstruct the situation the buildings faced before and after the catastrophe. They analyzed 236 pieces of steel obtained from the wreckage, representing all grades of steel used in the buildings and including several pieces impacted by the aircraft or affected by fire. They obtained some 7,000 photographs and roughly 7,000 video segments totaling in excess of 150 hours from the media, public agencies and individual photographers. They compiled and reviewed tens of thousands of pages of documents and interviewed more than 1,000 people who had been on the scene or had been involved with the design, construction and maintenance of the buildings. They conducted lab tests involving large fires and the heating of structural components.”

      • dpacemaker

        Wait, you really think people are willing to give up their freedom for “false sense of security”? Have you not seen all the pissed off people that are bashing our government for spying on citizens? That Bush and the Patriot Act gave permission to the President to kill American citizens without trial if they are associated with terrorists? You do realize that the people have spoken exactly opposite to what your saying here? I would have agreed if you would have said Hussein was a puppet, because we all know the administration lied to get us into Iraq. You say that there has been no testing of the steel, yet every conspiracy nut points to a article where scientists found thermite on the steel. So which is it? Did they never test the steel(even though it has been tested, and no foul play found), or was it tested and thermite was found(which has been debunked numerous times)?

      • Rowan09

        Yes people gave up there freedom for the Patriot Act, I saw it happen in front of me. People were so afraid of the Taliban which was a US government formed agency and Bin Laden use to work for the US, but now we need cameras on every corner, general warrants, etc. I’ve been through this 9-11 was cased by some guys who high jacked some planes with box cutters who where terrorists and confirmed as such but still got on the plane. Then at the Pentagon a guy that could barely fly a small plane basically drove one into a renovated area of the Pentagon. Come on man spare. I don’t even want to spend time pulling up the millions of lies told during 9-11 and after. Read the 9-11 Commission it doesn’t even mention Building 7 which all of a sudden fell from boredom hours later. Believe what you want but people once believed Water Gate was a lie and that the government would cause a recession which they did. Why is it hard to believe they would allow about 3000 loves for billions of dollars, they do it every day? In regards to Pearl Harbor if you study history Roosevelt wanted to go to war and Americans didn’t want another WWI so they declined. What did Roosevelt do? He started a draft to get people in the army and then miraculously the Japanese surprised us with Pearl Harbor and he got his war. Don’t you notice the trend, America wants and they find a way to get it all the time.

      • dpacemaker

        This is where my life and education as a historian comes in handy. FDR felt we should be prepared, but him wanting to go to war is false, and has been said so many times people believe it. The war brought us out of the depression, not because we joined it, but because England and other allies needed our manufacturing power. He implemented the draft long before WWII started in Europe. He did this along with his other public projects to help the people and families effected by the depressio.

      • Rowan09

        FDR did not want to join WWII where is that found? The American people didn’t want to join the war because they felt it was a European war, then Pearl Harbor happened. Isn’t it always so convenient? I was speaking about the current recession caused by the American government. Let me guess you believe that’s a conspiracy too huh?

      • dpacemaker

        He didn’t want to join because the nation was coming out of the depression and manufacturing war products for the allies was why. The administration didn’t want to lose the workforce to war, and did not have the foresight at the time to see women stepping into that role. The examples you give, Bay of Pigs, Watergate, were never conspiracies. They were instances where people were caught and the information was unable to be hidden. I have yet to see one piece of factual information from you to support your claims. My earlier posts were quoted from Popular Mechanics, and USA Today. Where is your information from, so far you haven’t provided any information from a credible source. A credible source does not include conspiracy websites, They need to come from a peer reviewed study. The problem is you won’t find anything factual to back up your claims.

      • Rowan09

        Watch in Plane Site and actually read the 9-11 Commision. Did building 7 fall because according to the 9-11 Commission it didn’t? The Bay of Pigs was a conspiracy because people said it was the US using fake planes and the US denied it until evidence showed it to be true. Water Gate in its infancy was also a conspiracy until all the facts came out along with government surveillance. When a crisis happens you would just like any criminal case see who loses and who gains. Who gained from 9-11?

  • I downloaded this a few days ago. Even without being in the museum, it’s amazing to listen to.