Expedition Team: Dave Miller
Date: May 6, 2009
This memorial and museum in lower Manhattan commemorate the September 11, 2001, attacks which destroyed both Twin Towers killing 2,977 people and also commemorates the 1993 World Trade Center bombing which killed six people. Construction started in March 2006 at ground zero of the World Trade Center site. I visited in 2009 (Photo #1) as work was still going on. Workers were building the world trade center south and north tower pools (set within the original footprints of the twin towers), each would have a 30-foot waterfall. A pear tree that survived the destruction is named “the survivor tree”. The museum has over 60,000 artifacts and historical records. Photo #2 shows the twin towers taken from the Statue of Liberty in 1990 as I was filmed a Moraine TV show segment there. Photo#3 sadly shows what was left of the towers after the terrorist attack. The Memorial & Museum site was completed and opened to the public in May 2014.