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Category: Historic Sites
The National September 11 Memorial is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of...
The National September 11 Memorial is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. This national tribute, located at the heart of the World Trade Center, also gives visitors the unique opportunity to witness the rebuilding taking place around them—including the construction of 1 World Trade Center, which will be the tallest building in the United States. Although free to visit, advance passes for a specific date and time are recommended. Visitor passes, including those for same-day visits, can be reserved on the Memorial website.