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One Hour - 9/11 Memorial Tour and World Trade Center Tour
Northeast corner of Trinity Place and Cedar Street (by Zuccotti Park)
New York, NY
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One Hour - 9/11 Memorial Tour and World Trade Center Tour
Tour Summary: A one-hour walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center.

Memorial Access: Access to the 9/11 Memorial is included as part of this tour. You do not need to pick-up access tickets for the 9/11 Memorial.

Tour leader Doug Fox brings an extensive collection of photos, illustrations and maps that highlight the events of 9/11, the 9/11 Memorial and the history of the original and new World Trade Center.

Tour meeting location: Northeast corner of Trinity Place and Cedar Street (by Zuccotti Park).

Accessibility: The 9/11 Memorial is wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the Memorial entrance on a first come first serve basis.  

Tour Highlights:


  • The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack that toppled the iconic Twin Towers and killed almost 3,000 civilians and first responders.

  • The 9/11 Memorial, Reflecting Absence, by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two huge waterfalls placed in the footprints of the original Twin Towers. Each waterfall is surrounded by bronze panels that include the names of the almost 3,000 people who were killed on 9/11.

  • The upcoming 9/11 Museum that houses important 9/11 artifacts including the Steel Tridents, the Last Column, the Survivor's Staircase and the World Trade Center Cross. The 9/11 Museum, located below the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, will also offer in-depth profiles of all the victims of 9/11 and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and will provide historical accounts of the events of 9/11.

  • An introduction to One World Trade Center, now the tallest building in New York City, and the other new towers rising around the 9/11 Memorial. 1 World Trade Center (also called the Freedom Tower) will be completed by the beginning of 2014 and the observation deck will open in 2015.

  • The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will provide access to the PATH trains located below the 9/11 Memorial and will link with all subways that pass through Lower Manhattan.

  • The history, design and development of the original World Trade Center and its many innovative engineering features including the slurry wall, tube frame construction, kangaroo cranes and sky lobbies.

If you have questions about the above tour description, please email Doug Fox

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Location

Northeast corner of Trinity Place and Cedar Street (by Zuccotti Park) (View)
Trinity Place and and Cedar Street
New York, NY 10006
United States


Categories

Education > Tours

Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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