Friday, January 20, 2012

Magical Moment 604, "9/11 Memorial"


The 9/11 Memorial held its' Grand Opening September 11, 2011. For the first time, I went with my family to see the completed project. It consists of 2 giant water falls, each flowing into a reflective pool. And each one lies in the foot print of where the North and South towers once stood. 

The Museum is still under construction, but there is a small visitor's center with artifacts from the wreckage. This particular display touched me the most.


The 2 waterfalls and reflective pools lie at the base of the One World Trade Center that is currently under construction (notice the people below for scale).



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9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i just cannot imagine the flood of emotions that sweep over you in that place. our humanity and vulnerability, and yet resolve, all wrapped up in one.

Linda said...

Thanks for this glimpse of the memorial, Elizabeth. I doubt that I'll ever see it for myself. Not sure I really want to.

Leonora said...

Thank you Elizabeth. This puts life in perspective, how precious and valuable it is. It looks like a beautiful memorial.

roobo69 said...

I hadn't realised what was happening at the site. Thanks for the post - puts so much into perspective.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

jeez, his lucky 2 dollar bill and melted ID????? My SIL is a union carpenter working on that site right now, putting up those exact buildings....today even, they are working a lot of OT, weekends, etc.... your pictures are beautiful, thanks for sharing

Busy Bee Suz said...

The fountains are just beautiful....so hard to make a tribute to SO many people. I would be an emotional wreck there. Great photos!

Steve Gravano said...

I plan to visit this spring. It must be an emotionally charged space. The family memorial at Overlook Beach, made for the families of the Town of Babylon always brings tears to my eyes. I've been there dozens of times.

Hilary said...

Wow.. what an emotional post. The story behind the wallet is so touching. I visited Ground Zero in 2003. It was heart-wrenching.

Melissa said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. I'm living on the other side of the country, so not something easy to see.