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Crane lowers NYC fire truck into exhibition space at World Trade Center site
NEW YORK (AP) ' A fire truck used during the World Trade Center evacuation on 9/11 has been lowered into exhibition space for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
The truck is from the New York City fire department's Ladder Company 3, which helped civilians escape from the north tower. It responded with 11 firefighters aboard ' all of whom died.
A crane lowered the 60,000-pound truck 70 feet into the site on Wednesday afternoon.
It had been stored in a climate-controlled room at a hanger and escorted to the site by the current Ladder 3 truck.
The memorial plaza opens to the public on Sept. 12, a day after the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The museum will open next year.