If you've been there before that day, the sense of there being something missing - the gap, for want of a better term - is overwhelming. If you hadn't, I suspect it would still feels very odd. In a city where everything is packed as tightly as possible, there’s a massive space where the twin towers used to be.
The memorial is elegant and dignified. Two giant fountain pools sitting in the footprint of the two towers, surrounded by the names of all the people who died. Beneath is a museum exhibit outlining the events of the day and the aftermath.
Strangely, not as depressing as I expected*. The memorial illustrates the strength of human character in the face of terror and our ability, as a species, to help one another and put our lives at risks for the sake of others. Not depressing, but very, very sad.
|The Freedom Plaza South Tower Memorial, 11th November, 2014|
|Large Pizza with italian sausage, pepperoni & extra cheese, Grimaldi's, Brooklyn, NY. 11th Nov 2013|