Things about 9/11 Memorial 

Symbol of Remembrance

The 9/11 Memorial serves as a powerful symbol of remembrance, paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001.


Reflecting Absence

The Memorial features two massive reflecting pools, each set within the footprints of the Twin Towers. These pools, known as the North and South Pools, mark the exact locations where the towers once stood.


Names Memorialized

The names of all those who perished in the 2001 attacks, as well as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, are inscribed on bronze parapets surrounding the pools.


Tree of Hope

A single Callery pear tree, known as the "Survivor Tree," was recovered from the rubble at Ground Zero. It has been replanted on the Memorial Plaza, symbolizing resilience and rebirth.


Visitor Center

The 9/11 Memorial Visitor Center offers exhibits, artifacts, and educational programs to provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the events of 9/11.


Impact on NYC Skyline

The completed Memorial includes the One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower), which soars to 1,776 feet and has become an iconic part of the New York City skyline.


Global Symbol

The 9/11 Memorial has become a global symbol of resilience, hope, and the unwavering spirit of unity in the face of adversity, drawing millions of visitors from around the world each year.


Tribute in Light

Every year on the anniversary of 9/11, the "Tribute in Light" illuminates the night sky. This installation consists of 88 powerful searchlights that project two beams of light into the heavens, symbolizing the fallen Twin Towers.