Our visit to New York City last month included me being totally fascinated by the 9/11 tragedy. I needed to see for myself what Ground Zero was like, what the new towers looked like. I had to stand on the streets surrounding that area that affected the entire nation. Above you see what the new towers look like from atop the Empire State Building.
I stand below the new towers. On the ground where looking up 11 years ago you would have seen a sight indescribable.
I look around at the buildings that surround this site and you see no physical damage, it’s odd considering the event.
The reflections of the surrounding buildings.We must return and do the memorial tour at Ground Zero. I have this innermost feeling in my heart I need to see more. I remember waking that morning back in 2001 with my 6 month old son who was sick and watching the second plane hit, live. The feelings, the visuals, the loss…unfathomable.
One of the last physical remnants of the September 11th attacks is the Fritz Koenig sculpture known as “The Sphere.” It has been a fixture in Battery Park since 2002. Originally, it sat in the plaza between the original World Trade Center towers and during the 9/11 terror attacks it survived the falling and burning debris.
This photo is moving to me as you see the new towers in the background as well as a small flag flying atop a building to the right.