Wednesday, December 28, 2011

9/11 Memorial Christmas Day 2011

We spent Christmas afternoon at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City
Although the museum is under construction, this is a "must see" if in New York.
Tickets are free / available at but plan ahead as there is a significant wait.

Walking into the Memorial site the largest image is that of the new One WTC going up - Freedom Tower

but the 9/11 Memorial is centered on the footprints of the old World Trade Center North and South Towers - you are constantly reminded this is a construction site

 below is the new museum - it is between the old tower footprints
 each tower footprint is surrounded by a low wall engraved with the names of the fallen

south tower footprint - each footprint is a pool constantly replenished by a waterfall

museum is itself still a construction site

 museum and south tower footprint

north tower footprint - note names of the dead are backlit and visible by day or night

museum and new Freedom Tower

north tower pool and museum

site at sunset

as we walk away from the site we see Freedom Tower with coloured lights - Merry Christmas to all