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The 9/11 museum will open to the public next week, creating a visual testament and physical place to remember. The dedication ceremony begins today at 10 a.m., where President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, among many other current and former elected officials, will participate. But questions about the museum's financing remain and officials are seeking federal funds for operating costs of the memorial and museum. And the museum isn't entirely without controversy. Some worry a film shown at the museum's end may give viewers the impression that Islam is to blame for the attacks. And family of the deceased object to the unidentified remains of bodies being laid at the site. The press had a preview of the space yesterday, and most call it powerful and awe-inspiring. Wired Magazine wrote an in depth story detailing the process and philosophy behind designing such an emotional space.

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