9/11 Memorial and Museum
The New Year is not only a time to look forward, but also a prime time to ruminate and learn from the past. New York City has a long and storied history, but no single event has shaken the city more than September 11 – one of the nation’s greatest tragedies. It has been nearly fifteen years since the towers collapsed, but hardly forgotten, and the effects of which are still felt in the city each day.
Today however, the long-awaited, striking, and hugely important 9/11 Memorial and Museum stands in their place; a deeply moving tribute to the lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Take a quiet moment at the serene twin reflecting pools, upon which names of the victims are inscribed, then enter the museum to view the collection of still images, recovered and preserved artefacts, and if you can bear to watch them, hours of surreal video footage.
Altogether it’s a powerful, heartbreaking, but restrained tribute to the memory of the victims and the plight of the survivors.
Timed museum tickets can be booked up to three months in advance, and be sure to give yourself plenty of time.
16/F / World Trade Center / 200 Liberty St / +1 212 312 8800 / memorial 7.30am-9pm daily / museum 9am-8pm daily, till 9pm Fri-Sat / 911memorial.org