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How to View the 9/11 Memorial and 1 World Trade Center

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A visit to the 9/11 Memorial site in New York City is a must if you are visiting the city or even if you live here. Just a little over one decade later, the Ground Zero tribute plaza is nearly complete with the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, 1 World Trade Center (formerly called the Freedom Tower), and two thought-provoking reflecting pools created to honor victims and families who lost loved ones. Here are a few suggestions for ways to view the Memorial, Museum, Tower and construction in progress:

9/11 Memorial:

The 9/11 Memorial is designed around twin reflecting pools where the Twin Towers once stood. Surrounding the pools and inscribed into bronze panels are the names of every person who died in the attacks. Important, meaningful, and beautifully haunting in its simplicity, the Memorial is a lasting tribute to an event that changed our country’s history forever. Although 1 World Travel Center is still under construction, its rise into the Manhattan skyline makes for a dramatic sight. Advance visitor passes to the 9/11 Memorial are required so book your tickets ahead of time for the specific date and time that you plan to visit. Passes are free and available at A limited number of passes are also available for same-day visits, first-come, first-served.

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