On Sept. 11, 2001, we Midwesterners shared in our nation's grief and horror during that day's terror attacks. We were shocked, scared and mad.
But a television screen provided some emotional distance when we watched the World Trade Center towers crumble that day, and later when we saw the recovery workers find bodies, or nothing at all. We couldn't appreciate how it felt, on a gut level, to witness these events.
However, a little museum in a Manhattan loft gives visitors a good idea.