One purpose of the trip was to visit the 9/11 Museum, located near the site of the World Trade Center towers and close to the Freedom Tower - or, as I like to call it, The Finger.
The Finger, er, Freedom Tower
On the actual footprint of the towers stands the 9/11 memorial, an elegant pair of waterfalls.
The 9/11 memorial
The museum is built into what was once the PATH station for the WTC site, and lies almost entirely underground. A good bit of the space is devoted to how the WTC towers were built, using cutting-edge construction techniques, including the first self-elevating cranes. The remainder of the space is dedicated to the events of September 11, 2001 and to the victims of the two terrorist attacks on the towers (the other was the bombing in 1993, which claimed six lives and injured over a thousand more). It’s a somber reminder of the evil in the world.
One of the steel tridents from the facade of the building
Flowers in the Central Park formal garden, off 104th St.
Sin Will Find You Out