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The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.

Sunset on the World Trade Center


At 110 stories, the World Trade Center twin towers were tall enough for the Sun to set nearly two minutes later for people on the top floors than for people on the bottom floors.

Sunset on World Trade Center

Sunset on the World Trade Center.

© Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2001

City of Stars article: Sunset on the World Trade Center

As always, but especially today, keep looking up.


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American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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