|View from the pedestrian bridge along Liberty Street located south of |
the 9/11 Memorial.
|Above three photos: views of the 9/11 Memorial from the Winter Garden at|
the World Financial Center.
|The upper level of the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center.|
(all photos: TheHopefulTraveler)
|View of the Freedom tower (left) and 7 WTC|
from the corner of Liberty and Church Street.
Visiting New York City in late October 2001, I found a somber New York City. I recall the shuttle ride from the airport and remember the van of passengers looking at disbelief at the changed Manhattan skyline as we crossed a bridge into the city. Everyone was quiet until one passenger remarked "they're gone" which was a statement having a two-fold meaning.
|This visitor information booth along Greenwich Street beside 7 WTC.|
Since then I've visited Ground Zero every year and seen and photographed the progression of the new World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial. Going forward officials hope the site is now referred to these latter two names. Though the events of the 9/11 is something no one can ever forget, the opening of the memorial will be a definitive day of optimism and remembrance.
Visit 911memorial.org for more info about visiting the memorial site. Learn more about the progression of the World Trade Center at panyny.gov. Find additional information about the new World Trade Center at wtc.com.
|Freedom Tower (left), 7 WTC (center) and Tower 4 under construction (right).|
Bottom center is the 9/11 Memorial and Museum building. View from
|The north view from Vesey Street. Tower 4 under construction (right). The|
Millennium Hotel, 22 Cortlandt Street and One Liberty Plaza located east of
the World Trade Center.
|Freedom Tower and 7 WTC.|
|Tower 4 (left) and World Financial Center. View from the corner of|
Vesey and Church Streets, northeast of the WTC.
|Freedom Tower (left) and 7 WTC. View from St. Paul's Chapel.|
|left to right: unfinished floors of Tower 4, Freedom Tower, 7 WTC and|
Post Office Building.
|Tower 4 under construction.|