St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero, New York City
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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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  • The silence takes hold, the sadness prevails, respect reigns, the pain turns ... I can't explain what it feels like when you're there.
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  • The Chapel is well worth a visit as it has a collection of memorabilia and personal items from the NYFD and NYPD. It is very moving to see the faces of the people lost at Ground Zero and it brings a p...  more »
  • We went here after ground zero ,it's a beautiful church .its a very humbling experience and was just so lovely to sit and observe