9/11 Ground Zero Tour: Pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, on this enlightening visit to Ground Zero. This is the site where the famous World Trade Center used to stand and has now been transformed into a shrine of remembrance, a tribute to the many who were lost in the attack, and is now an important, even fundamental part of New York City.
Explore the many architectonic wonders that have been erected on Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial. Dedicate a moment to reflect and remember as you cast eyes upon the Reflecting Absence Memorial, the largest man-made waterfall in the world, a large square carved deep into the ground where gallons of water gush endlessly down the edges. As you contemplate the beautiful sight of the rushing water, offer a prayer or some inner words of condolence to the tragedy that lead to the construction of this magnificent site.
Visit too St Paul’s Chapel, a makeshift rescue centre and tribute, as well as the Steel Beam Cross, a new symbol of hope for the city. What’s more, on this tour you will be able to hear the stories of the emergency responders at the Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial, and even see the Engine and Ladder Co. 10/10, the fire station of Ground Zero. Wrap up the experience by casting a glimpse at tomorrow, with a look at the new Freedom Tour and the new World Trade Center buildings.
Meeting/pick-up point: Outside the Broadway entrance to St. Paul's Chapel on 209 Broadway.
Duration: 90 minutes approx.
Start/opening time: At 10.30am.
Others: 9/11 Memorial has similar security has an airport. Do not bring anything you cannot bring onto an airplane, you will not be allowed in. Please, note this tour does not include 9/11 Museum entry.