Published : Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 3:01 PM EST
NEW YORK CITY, New York (WOOD) - The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.
The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.
The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex, and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers. The Memorial Plaza is one of the most eco-friendly plazas ever constructed. More than 400 trees are planned for the plaza, surrounding the Memorial's two massive reflecting pools. Its design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis.
The 9/11 Tribute Center is partnering with the 9/11 Memorial to offer personal tours provided by people directly affected by 9/11. The walking tour guides include 9/11 survivors, recovery workers, lower Manhattan residents and victims’ family members. Each tour offers deeply personal stories of survival, loss and healing, and includes a discussion of rebuilding the World Trade Center site.
If you plan to visit the 9/11 Memorial, the online reservations system is the most efficient and expeditious way to book your visitor pass. Visit www.911memorial.org/visitor-passes or email email@example.com for more information.