Where once the twin towers fiercely dominated the skyline of NYC. Where on 9/11/2001 thousands of people died in the horrific terror attack that has changed the world for good.
Today, surviving spouses, friends and families of the victims who lost their lives 15 years ago can come here to grief. Where the Twin Towers stood, two basins with water running down mark the lines of where its foundations were built. What seems like a never-ending string of names displays the 2,977 names of the victims, engraved along the falling water, to never forget. The memorial museum underneath the square outlines the happenings from minute to minute and displays remains of the towers. Extracts of text messages being sent from the victims trapped in the tower or in the aircrafts, reports by rescue workers, testimonies from survivors, anonymous people who became true heroes by risking their lives and sacrificing themselves in order to save others are heart-breaking…
Let’s never forget. This black day in history…
Claire & Marcella
- The 9/11 memorial is a MEMORIAL. We were shocked by the fact that it is becoming a tourist attraction with kids sitting their asses on the names of the deaths, and smiling people taking selfies. Please, show your respect when walking these grounds.
- Check out this interactive map (quick tutorial) for the specific details to help you plan your trip and more articles and photos (zoom out) about the area!