9/11 Memorial, One World Observatory and World Trade Center

If you have visited Brooklyn Bridge, you might as well visit One World Observatory, 9/11 and World Trade Center.

They are located close to the bridge and on the opposite side of the road, where you might be off your hop on / hop off (affiliate link) bus.

One World Observatory/World Trade Center

One World Observatory is the tower of the new World Trade Center. It opened in 2014 and replaced the 2 Twin Towers which were destroyed in 2001.

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The tower is 541 meters high and is one of the tallest buildings in the world only surpassed by Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Shanghai Tower in China and CN Tower in Canada.

If you want to get fantastic view of New York and not least the 9/11 Ground Zero, then visit the One World Observatory (Affiliate Link) on the 102nd floor.

Pre-order tickets: You can pre-order “skip the line” tickets here (affiliate link) or you can use your sightseeing pass (affiliate link) and save up to 65% on the entrance ticket.

9/11 Memorial Park and Ground Zero

9/11 Memorial Park and Museum are the memorials for the 3,000 people who lost their lives during the attack on the Twin Towers – World Trade Center – on September 11, 2001.

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The 9/11 Memorial Park and Museum was completed on September 11, 2011. Here it opened to the families of the victims of the attack and to the public on September 12, 2001.

Visiting the park with its beautifully designed basins, with the rippling water and all the names of many victims engraved all around, is a powerful and sensitive experience.

Underneath the basin where the northernmost tower stood, unidentified corpses from Ground Zero are buried.

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The park is surrounded by Swamp White Oak trees with the exception of a Callery pear tree known as the “Survivor Tree.”

The tree was found at Ground Zero in October 2001 with cut roots and burnt branches. The tree was dug up and until 2010 the tree was looked after and cared for and replanted in 2011 in the Memorial Park.

Today, with new fine branches, it stands out from its old crooked tree stump, symbolizing the past and present and evidence of resilience, survival and rebirth.

The park can be visited free of charge between 7.30 am and 9.00 pm.

The museum

The Museum of 9/11 is definitely worth a visit.

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At the museum you can see more than 10,000 artifacts from 9/11 and get personal stories of loss, compassion, settlement and reconstruction after the 2001 attacks.

Museum Tickets: You can book “skip the line tickets(affiliate link) from home with great advantage. If you don’t book in advance, you must expect long queues.

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Queue for museum visit

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