In April of this year, I was lucky enough to visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York. It was absolutely beautiful. Here are a couple pictures I took at the memorial.
This is One World Trade Center (1 WTC). I took this before we were actually in the memorial. We were standing across the street. I actually didn’t know what it was at the time, but I thought it was cool how the clouds reflected off the building. 1 WTC is currently being built where 6 World Trade Center once stood. When it is finished, it will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It will be the third tallest in the world by pinnacle height. The spire at the top of the building reaches 1,776 feet, symbolic of our independence year.
While waiting in the line to get into the memorial, I saw this sign. There were a couple of signs similar that said other things, but I really liked this one.
This is me in front of one of the infinity pools.
Now my dad and I in front of the same infinity pool as the picture above.
One of the infinity pools. There are two infinity pools that are situated over the cores of the Twin Tower Foundations. The water flows like a waterfall, then goes into the square in the middle and cycles back to the top.
The names of the victims surround each infinity pool. It’s also listed by the flights or what squadron (not sure of the correct word) fire fighters were from.
The waterfall from one side of one of the infinity pools. So beautiful.
Another shot of 1 WTC from inside the memorial this time.
It was a great experience and I highly recommend visiting the memorial if you ever get a chance. I hope to go back and visit it when it’s completed entirely.