The 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center

North Pool at the 9/11 memorial, reflecting building in water


I visited the 9/11 Memorial recently. Here is One World Trade Center.

Visiting is a moving experience, to say the least. I stayed away for many years, but now enjoy going there. I do find peace and beauty among the sadness. I come away hopeful and uplifted.

This description of the memorial is taken from the website

The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers. The Memorial plazaย is one of the most eco-friendly plazas ever constructed. More than 400 trees surround the reflecting pools. Its design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis.

North Pool at the 9/11 memorial, reflecting building in

This is the North Pool.

Reflecting pool at the 9/11

And at night. In this shot you can see the illuminated names of those lost. They line the perimeter of the North and South reflecting pools.

One world trade center at night

The tower at night.

I wanted to share my photos, but it’s hard to find the right words to say. Instead, I’ll share this quote from Presidentย Obama, who said this today,“We stay true to the spirit of this day by defending not only our country, but also our ideals.”

14 thoughts on “The 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center”

    1. You’re welcome, Denise, I’m glad that you found it interesting. I hope you’re able to see the site. Of course it’s so personal for each person, but I find it to be a mixture of emotions, and overall very calming. It’s very well done.

  1. A lovely post, Cynthia. I can understand your earlier reluctance to visit the place where such a terrible thing took place, but I can also understand how actually going there filled you with a sense of peace and hope. The water adds much to the beauty of the memorial site. Thank you for sharing your stunning photos.

  2. It looks beautiful. It has been many years since my last trip to NYC. Back then it was just a big hole in the ground sadly. So glad to see what it has turned in to:)

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