9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial
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North America - United States of America - New York
Web: 9/11 Memorial
180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, United States
40°42'41.6"N 74°00'46.4"W
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In recent years, the 9/11 memorial has become one of the most visited monuments in New York. After the attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001, and the destruction of these two buildings, two large black granite square fountains were built exactly where the twin towers used to be. The two fountains pay tribute to all the people who died during the attacks, a horrible episode that has marked New York and the American society as a whole, and has had an impact worldwide. All the names of the people who died are engraved on bronze plates located around the fountains. The sound of the fountains' waterfalls, that are over than 9 meters high, is almost the only sound you can hear in the square,. The water seeps through black holes to the earth's inner part. Most people who visit the place remain silent out of respect for all the victims and their families.

Next to the fountains is the 9/11 Memorial, a museum that remembers and pays tribute to the victims and explains the tragedy that the city lived, but to visit it you must book a ticket. This part of town is a bit sad, but it's part of NY's history. An event that will never be forgotten.


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