Architecture Tour of the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center
Tour Summary: A walking tour of the architecture and history of the 9/11 Memorial, the new and original World Trade Center, the Firefighters Memorial Wall, St. Paul's Chapel and new downtown transportation hubs.
Memorial Access Included: Access to the 9/11 Memorial is included as part of this tour.
Tour leader Doug Fox brings an extensive collection of photos, illustrations and maps that highlight the architecture and history of the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center.
Tour start location: Southwest Corner of Broadway and Vesey Street (by St Paul's Chapel).
Sites we will visit and topics we will discuss:
- 9/11 Memorial, Reflecting Absence, by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker.
- 9/11 Museum Entry Pavilion designed by Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta.
- The design, engineering and safety features of 1 World Trade Center (also known as the Freedom Tower) and the other new towers at the World Trade Center.
- The upcoming World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
- The Fulton Center Transportation Hub that will connect all downtown subways with the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
- The architectural competitions for the World Trade Center site and the 9/11 Memorial.
- The history of the original World Trade Center and the transformation of Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of World War II.
- St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest building in continuous use on the island of Manhattan, which played an important role in the aftermath of 9/11.
- FDNY (Fire Department, City of New York) bronze Memorial Wall at Ten House (an active firehouse) that pays tribute to the 343 firefighters who fell on 9/11.
- Restoration and rebuilding around the perimeter of Ground Zero: Cass Gilbert's 90 West Street, the World Financial Center and Winter Garden, Zuccotti Park, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
If you have questions about the this architectural tour, please email Doug Fox.
Southwest Corner of Broadway and Vesey Street by St. Paul's Chapel. (View)
Broadway and Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|