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The World Trade Center – WTC – Ground Zero

The World Trade Center – WTC – Ground Zero

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Location of the World Trade Center (WTC) Ground Zero Site


Vesey-Liberty-Church-West Streets
New York NY 10038


About the Ground Zero

September 11, 2001 is a day that will never be forgotten by New Yorkers, Americans, and people around the world.

For the commemoration of the September 11, 2011 attacks, “The National September 11 Memorial & Museum” (branded as 9/11 Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum) is built as a principal memorial and museum. It is located on the World Trade Center site, on the former location of the Twin Towers which were damaged during the 9/11 attacks.

World Trade Center Memorial

World Trade Center Memorial

In 2007, the WTC memorial was renamed as The National September 11 Memorial & Museum. It has been established as a non-profit corporation, founded to raise funds and implement the planning and construction of the memorial.

The money collected will be used to build the memorial and museum, and to create an endowment for the museum.

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What to see at the World Trade Center (WTC) – Ground Zero

After the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, many people from around the world have come to this site to offer their prayers for the people that got killed in this terrorist attack.

WTC - The Cross at Ground Zero

WTC - The Cross at Ground Zero

If you are visiting Ground Zero, you should be interested in the planned Memorial Museum. Also, you can see the footage from some live cameras from the area.

Located directly across from the World Trade Center site at 120 Liberty Street is the “Tribute Center” that would educate people about the September 11 attacks. It is a project of the September 11th Widows and Victims’ Families’ Association.

The Battery Park, which is quite close to the WTC site, has two World Trade Center memorials. One is the Gardens of Remembrance, which pays tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks as well as the survivors of that day.

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World Trade Center - The Sphere

World Trade Center - The Sphere

The Park also has the remains of “The Sphere” designed by Fritz Koenig, which was formally located in the fountain of the WTC plaza.

Another popular WTC memorial called “Tribute in Light” is offered every year on September 11th. It is built with two banks of 44 searchlights that remake the twin towers in light when lit.

This can be seen from up to 25 miles away on clear nights!

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The World Trade Center (WTC) Ground Zero – Visiting hours

The visiting hours are as follows:


From September 12, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 8:00 pm

Weekend and Holidays, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

*Last entry at 7:00 pm


WTC - Tribute in Light

WTC - Tribute in Light

From January 9, 2012 – March 10, 2012

Monday – Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00 pm

*Last entry at 5:00 pm


From March 11, 2012 –  June 15, 2012

Monday – Sunday, 10:00am – 9:00 pm

*Last entry at 8:00 pm

(Image by combustionchamber)


How to reach WTC Ground Zero

Because of its location in downtown Manhattan, the World Trade Center is very easily accessible by public transportation.


By Subway

  • You can take A, C, J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4 or 5 trains to the Fulton Street / Broadway-Nassau subway station.
  • You can take the E train to the World Trade Center subway station.
  • You can take the R or W trains to the Cortland Street subway station.
  • You can take the 1 train to the Rector Street subway stop.


By Hop-On Hop-Off tourist buses

If you are spending a day or two in New York City, a hop-on hop-off tourist bus can be a great option for you to visit not just the WTC, but also most of the other tourist attractions in NYC at your own pace.

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Tourist Attractions Near the World Trade Center (WTC) / Ground Zero


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