I decided to visit the 911 Memorial. It was a deeply moving and sad experience, but I am glad I did it.
1 The South Pool contains the names of the people who died in the following: World Trade Center South, First Responders, Flight 175, Pentagon, Flight 77, and Flight 93.
2 The South Pool.
3 The South Pool.
4 Another view of the South Pool.
5 I was really affected by seeing the name Vanessa Lang Langer and Her Unborn Child. How can anyone justify this act is beyond me.
6 Another view of the South Pool.
7 Standing by the North Pool and looking towards the South Pool.
8 The One World Trade Center building on the left and office buildings on the right still under construction.
9 911 Memorial Museum.
10 911 Memorial Museum with building reconstruction taking palce in the background.
11 911 Memorial Plaza grounds.
12 The North Pool contains the names of the people who died in the following: World Trade Center North, Flight 11, and February 26, 1993.
13 Photo taken from the North Pool showing the 911 Memorial Museum and buildings in the background.
14 One of the tridents from the original World Trade Center North Tower building. The were on the eastern facade of the North Tower and can be seen from the Memorial Plaza through the museum's glass atrium.
15 After leaving the 911 Memorial, I came across all these individuals dressed up as Santa Clauses and Santa's Elves. It turns out that it is a tradition where each year about 5,000 folks get all decked out and congregate at the parks (in this case Battery Park) to celebrate the holiday season.