The 9/11 Memorial is located on the foundation of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. The memorial was built in dedication to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The memorial has the name of those that were killed in the terrorist attacks on the WTC, as well as those who died during the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center Towers. General admissions tickets to the Memorial are $24 for adults; $18 for seniors, U.S. veterans, and U.S. college students; and $15 for youth (age 7-17 years). Children 6 and under are free.
On September 11, 2001, members
of the terrorist group Al'Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center Towers by hijacking
commercial airline planes and flying them into the building. On impact, the
planes destroyed multiple floors at the top of the towers and caused both
of the buildings to eventually collapse. The death toll was unimaginable: 2,996 people were killed and more than 6,000
were wounded. This included 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who died answering the call to the Twin Towers while trying to save
the lives of innocent citizens of New York City.
Twin Towers were the two main buildings at the World Trade Center. At one point,
the Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world. The buildings were
finished in 1973. Fifty thousand people worked in the Towers, and two hundred
thousand people visited daily.
8-acre memorial park is a contemplative space that is composed of a grove
of nearly 400 white oak trees, and the largest manmade waterfalls in the
United States. The 9/11 Memorials twin reflecting pools are a tribute
to the past and a place of hope for the future. Each pool is approximately one
acre in size and holds four hundred and fifty thousand gallons of
water. Each features a thirty-foot waterfall. The reflecting pools stand in
the locations of the North and South towers. The names of every person lost in
both the terror attacks of February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001, are
honored in bronze around the twin Memorial pools.
than 400 Swamp White Oak trees have been planted on the memorial site. The
trees were brought in from all over the Northeast, including areas of New
York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. They stand in what used to be the vast
expanse of concrete that was the World
Trade Center Plaza.