St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero, New York City

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#10 of 51 in Historic Sites in New York City
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Pay your respects to the thousands of lives lost to terrorism at St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero. Long artificial waterfalls drop into two reflecting pools, surrounded by bronze panels inscribed with the names of those who perished. Designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, the memorial honors not only the 3,000 people killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001, but also six persons who lost their lives in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. The pools sit exactly in the place where the Twin Towers once stood. Note the healthy limbs of a pear tree that survived the attack, stretching victoriously from its recovered gnarled trunk. Plan your visit to St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our New York City itinerary maker.
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  • I cannot explain the strength and power of this display. It brings it all to home. Couldn't get through it without lots of tears. I'm sure each person who visits will have a different experience from ...  more »
  • Very simple and moving experience The monument is well placed and thought provoking. No trip to New York, should miss this..simple no cost (other than time and bus).. a true time for reflection.  more »
  • You may feel different here emotionally due to its past as witness og one of the most dreaded attacks on 9/11. can not write much, better to go and feel!  more »
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