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Rick Johnson visits a scenic shoreline in Seattle that's home to A Sound Garden, an outdoor sculpture. The area used to be a popular destination until access was restricted after Sept. 11. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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15 Years Later: The Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks

Thanks To Sept. 11 Security 'Inertia,' Restrictions Still Shape Public Spaces

Fifteen years later, some of the places with heightened security restrictions following the terrorist attacks remain that way. Access to an outdoor sculpture in Seattle, for example, is still tight.

Bernadette Ortiz holds up her daughter, Adriana, as she looks for the name of her grandfather, New York City Police officer Edwin Ortiz, at a wall commemorating fallen officers in New York City. Families gathered at the wall following a procession in Lower Manhattan to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the officers who were killed during them and afterward. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Teaching Sept. 11 To Students Who Were Born After The Attacks Happened

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Superintendent Jay Badams leads a coalition of students, parents, educators and community members at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., urging lawmakers to alter policies that have left Erie's public schools on the brink of insolvency. Kevin McCorry/WHYY hide caption

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This District May Close All Of Its High Schools; It's About Much More Than Money

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Thanks To Sept. 11 Security 'Inertia,' Restrictions Still Shape Public Spaces

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Derek Gripper's exploration of West African kora music has produced two acclaimed albums — and, he says, a better understanding of the classical music he was playing as a kid. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guitarist Conjures The Sound Of The Kora From Thousands Of Miles Away

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