Friday, June 17, 2016

New York City - National 9/11 Memorial

The National September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero, where all the names of those who perished on 9/11/2001 were engraved on the ledge, was sobering to see.

We didn't have time to visit the museum, but saw the One World Trade Center built to replace the Twin Towers destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  It's the tall building with spire behind us [photo below].

The One World Trade Center is NYC's tallest skyscraper, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the fourth tallest in the world. Building began in 2006, and it opened in November 2014.

The new World Trade Center Complex will eventually include five high-rise office buildings as well as the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

We purchased two commemorative books in lieu of touring the museum.

From there we took a taxi to St. Patrick's Cathedral for Saturday's 5:30 p.m. mass.  Next post...


  1. I can imagine it would be sobering.

  2. I'm sure that is a very emotional sight. May we never forget!


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