world trade center memorial

reflecting absence.

the world trade center memorial just now opened on september 11th, 2011. ben's parents, our great visitors, dave and linda went early the morning of to get tickets- so all of us could go.

the memorial is really beautiful. the two waterfall-pools are in the exact spots where the twin towers were and to scale of the original buildings' bases. i noticed how the pools gave me such an empty and hollow feeling even before i knew, the name of the memorial is: reflecting absence.

how to get tickets:
[all are free]
you can reserve tickets online. keep in mind you must do this far in advance.
OR you can wait in line, the morning you would like to attend the memorial. i would recommend arriving at least an hour before the box office opens (hours here).


Brittany said...

I've been wanting to see pictures of this! So beautiful. I may be in NYC in a month or so--I'll have to see if there are any passes still available.

shayna said...

It's such a interesting process to think through building a memorial for such a tragic event. I think it turned out nice.

Emily said...

we should reserve these now. because I AM COMING dangit

whitney johnson said...

looks beautiful! would love to visit there someday :)