Click for the home page of ThereArePlacesClick for our Travel Planning Articles to learn what you need to know before you goNotre Dame de Paris is a stunning cathedral     United States   

  

    Chicago
Las Vegas
Hawaii
National Parks of the American Southwest
Other Countries
 

 

New York City

          Travel Guide for the 9/11 Memorial

 

Places To Visit in New York

Custom Search

World Trade Center Memorial - Ground Zero

The dual blue beams piercing they sky mark the the location of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center

 

 

The twin, blue beams of light highlighting the Manhattan skyline at night are haunting specters of the disastrous terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of September 11, 2001. 

Few will ever forget where they were at the time of the attack and the national distress, both emotional and physical, that accompanied this heinous attack.

Bounded by West Street, Church Street, Vesey Street and Liberty Street in Downtown, New York, the sixteen acres of land that comprise what was once the World Trade Center complex is now called "Ground-Zero" by many. Development is currently underway of a  National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on the site of the  World Trade Center.

The National 9/11 Memorial,  honoring the nearly 3,000 people who died during the terrorist attacks of 1993 and on September 11, 2001 was  dedicated on September 11, 2011 with public  admission to the memorial  beginning September 12, 2011. A pass (free) is required to tour the memorial site. See the official website for details on the Memorial, visiting and other information about this meaningful commemoration of the 9/11 tragedy.  Shown below is the architectural model of the site, which is currently under construction.  Note that several skyscrapers are also under constructions around the edges of the Memorial.

            The architectural model of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site and occupies half of the original 16 acre once occupied by the original complex of buildings.  The two Memorial Pools (whose edges are engraved with the names of the fallen) occupy the original footprints of the Twin Towers.  The site as it looked during mid-August 2011 is shown below.

          The 9/11 Memorial site during construction in August of 2011

In lower Manhattan there are numerous, poignant memorials to those fallen in the 9/11 attack.  The Fire Department Memorial is located near the World Trade Center Memorial outside the firehouse on Greenwich Street at Liberty.  Across from what was the World Trade Center is Saint Paul's Chapel that provided aid and support to the those attempting to rescue survivors of the attacks.

You might want to visit the Tribute World Trade Center website  where you can find many personal histories of the attack and arrange walking tours led by 9/11 survivors.

 

 

If you need information about another travel destination, try our Destination Guide Index  or Googling ThereArePlaces.

Custom Search

  AddThis Social Bookmark Button

 

The Best Places to Visit in New York

New York HomePage

 

 

 

 
New York City Full-Day Guided Coach Tour Including Lunch

From Viator Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 
Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

From Viator Tours

 

 

 

 

 
New York City Wall Street Insider Tour

From Viator Tours

 

     
             Other Countries         Top of Page  
About ThereArePlaces       Contact Us       Legal   Privacy Policy    Site Map     Media Center  
Click here to return to ThereArePlaces homepage Click here for information on our copyright.  
ThereArePlaces Home      Destination Guides     Travel Planning Guides