World Trade Center Memorial Plaza and Memorial Museum (Ground Zero)
Address: "World Trade Center". Ground Zero. (Liberty St, West St, Vesey St & Church St.)
The National September 11 Memorial
"WTC Memorial" is open since 12 Sept 2011. It is located at the site where the World Trade Center was. It´s a memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack on Sep 11, 2001 (air raid in World Trade Center's two twin towers and attack the same day in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania) and February 26, 1993 (a bomb in the garage of the World Trade Center). The site honors those who died (close to 3,000 people), those who risked their lives to save others, those who survived and those who have shown their support.
The area is at ground level and is approximately 8 acres. There are two large pools with a waterfall in each pool. The pools are located where the The Two Towers (Twin Towers) was. Around the area you will pass a lot of trees that are watered from below. All names of persons who died in the attack are engraved in the pool's walls.
Pre-purchase your admission to the One World Observatory
One World Observatory opened in May 2015. Do not miss this observatory during your visit to New York. The elevator takes you to the 102 floor in under 60 seconds. The viewpoint is on the 100 floor and here you have a fantastic panoramic view of New York. Buy your admission ticket before traveling. Open every day.
NOW! Special price on entry ticket to One World Observatory Only 28 USD (reg price 34 USD). Offer valid only at online purchase!
Go on a guided tour of the World Trade Center area + entrance to the 9/11 Memorial
On this tour you get to walk around with a guide that tells about how it looked here before and the happenings of September 11, 2001. Hear how the rescue work was done. See the St. Paul's Chapel, which survived the attack, although it stands only a block away. See the sites of the two great waterfalls that shows where the former World Trade Center towers stood. And obviously you view the new Freedom Tower skyscraper.
The tour also includes admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Here you can see photographs, biographies and portraits of those who died in the attack, rescue equipment and preserved housing parts that are saved, and much more.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum The museum honors each person who died and tell you each one's history.There are multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts.Photos of each person are also displayed.
The history of the World Trade Center are presented and the idea is that everyone who visit the Museum shall think about and reflect about what happened. You can also see original parts from the towers.
Foundation Hall is a room of massive scale and soaring height. Here, you can view an original wall from the World Trade Center that withstood the devastation of 9/11. The wall is 36-feet high and covered with mementoes, memorial inscriptions, and missing posters placed there by ironworkers, rescue personnel, and others.
Historical Exhibition Historical Exhibition is a place where you can follow the whole history about what happend the day of 9/11 and after.
Here are images, video, first-person testimony, and real-time audio recordings from 9/11.
9/11 Memorial Preview Site You can visit this site and learn more about the whole project around the WTC Memorial Plaza. Videos and pictures are presented. Admission is free. Address: 20 Vesey Street
World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial Foundationon
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation is a so-called non-profit organization with the goal of building, developing and working with the construction of the memorial at the World Trade Center.
The history about the area around World Trade Center
Before the attack on Sep 11, 2001 the World Trade Center consisted of 7 buildings, and also 6 areas below ground level. There were, the Twin Towers, Marriott Hotel, Port Authority Police and office buildings, etc. There were also a large shopping center and a parking lot.
The whole area was built between 1965-1974.
Approximately 50 000 people worked in the buildings, and beyond that 40 000 people passed daily in the area.
One World Trade Center - "Freedom Tower"
(the tower with the spire at the top)
Freedom Tower opened on Nov 3, 2014. The tower consists of 104 floors and
incl. spire. The building is the United States highest and is a new landmark in New York. The building is surrounded by streets: Vesey Street, West Street, Liberty Street and Church Street.
The construction began in 2006 and was completed 2014. The building consist of office space, restaurants and an observation deck.
On the site there are also 3 more scyscrapers.
Did you know? The amount of oxygen produced from all the trees on the Memorial Plaza is as much oxygen as 108 people are using in a year.
World Trade Center Memorial
(WTC), New York October 2011
Here you see on of the two pools at the WTC Memorial, with some of the names of people who died on Sep 11, 2011.
Click on the Play button to start the film.