AP PHOTOS: Inside look at the 9/11 museum in NYC

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The 'Cross', left, intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of 6 World Trade Center and a fragment of a trident column, center, one of 84 that formed the exterior structure of each tower are displayed during a media tour of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in New York. Construction is racing ahead inside the museum as the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks draws near. Several more large artifacts have been installed in the cavernous space below the World Trade Center memorial plaza. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Each artifact shows a haunting aspect of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center Towers. The "cross" of intersecting steel beams from the rubble that became a symbol for remembering those lost in the attacks. The slurry wall. The last column taken from the site. An original stairway to World Trade Center Plaza. One of the fire trucks damaged in the towers' collapse. All will be displayed when the museum is set to open in the spring.

Here's a gallery of images from an early tour of the museum.

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