Monday, 18 August 2014

Day 3 - Visiting 9-11 Memorial

Day 3 (6th July) - The last sight seeing place on day 3 was 9-11 Memorial. From the location where BIG Bus dropped me, it was around half kilometer stretch to reach this place. A must visit place in my itinerary. Some facts about this place:

"On September 11, 2011, a dedication ceremony was held at the memorial, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. The 9-11 memorial officially opened to the public on September 12, 2011. Three months after opening, the memorial had been seen by over 1 million visitors. " - Wikipedia

"The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations"

Here are the snaps of the visit:

"The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history."

"The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, on the former location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the attacks." - Wikipedia

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