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A walking tour devoted to the key facts, illuminating events and heartbreaking stories of the tragic day of 11 September 2001.
The deeply moving New York 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour departs outside of the entrance to St. Paul’s Chapel where you meet your guide within walking distance of the Ground Zero site. Your guide will share key facts, illuminating events and heartbreaking stories of the tragic day while weaving through the various attractions within the World Trade Center area.
You’ll see one of the first memorials to honor 9/11 – the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial, commissioned and constructed to honor the 11 employees killed in the terrorist attack. Your next stop is the Winter Garden Atrium, a 10-story glass-vaulted pavilion on Vesey Street in New York City's World Financial Center. Originally constructed in 1988, the Atrium houses various plants, trees and flowers, and shops. The rear of the building opens onto the World Financial Center Plaza and the North Cove Yacht Harbor on the Hudson River.
The focus of the tour, of course, will be the Ground Zero site, where you’ll be allowed entry for one hour. You’ll see the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located on the spot where the Twin Towers stood. The Memorial is designed with two pools, each having a large, man-made waterfall cascading down its side, located within the footprints of the Twin Towers. The sound of the water falling is supposed to drown out the sounds of the city, making the site a contemplative sanctuary. Almost 400 sweet gum and swamp white oak trees fill the Memorial Plaza, furthering the reflective nature of the site.
Another tree you’ll learn about is the Survivor Tree, a callery pear that survived the devastation and was preserved for re-planting. The tree was recovered from the rubble in October 2001, long after recovery workers expected to find anything alive at the site.
About the Supplier: Uncle Sam's New York is one of the most popular travel and entertainment services provides in New York City and offer the best that the city has to offer. The tours are led by experienced New Yorkers who believe in providing an authentic NY experience to tourists visiting the city.
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