911 Memorial NYC
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The 9 11 Memorial

The 9 11 Memorial in New York City is a tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and consists of several components:

Reflecting Pools: The memorial features two large reflecting pools, each nearly an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers. The pools are surrounded by bronze parapets on which the names of the victims are inscribed.

The Survivor Tree: A Callery pear tree that survived the attacks has been preserved and serves as a symbol of resilience. The Survivor Tree is located near the South Pool.

Memorial Glade: Dedicated in 2019, the Memorial Glade is a pathway that recognizes the rescue and recovery workers, as well as survivors, who have suffered from 9/11-related illnesses.

Museum: The 9/11 Memorial Museum is located at the World Trade Center site and provides a historical account of the events of September 11, 2001. It includes artifacts, multimedia displays, and personal stories.

Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center): One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex. It stands as a symbol of resilience and freedom.

The 9/11 Memorial is a place of remembrance and reflection, and it attracts millions of visitors each year. It is designed to honor the victims of the attacks and to educate future generations about the impact of 9/11 on the United States and the world.