New Yorkers are determined: 9/11 will not be forgotten and the place where it all happened is to be a place where the whole world can come and commemorate the heroes and victims. An even larger tower was built as a witness to the fact America will not crumble under pressure.
The National September 11 Memorial consists of two reflective water basins, each almost a hectare large and the biggest man-made waterfalls in North America. The reservoirs are located at the exact spots of the previous Twin Towers and the bronze rim around the reservoirs list the names of all who died during the infamous attacks of 2001 and 1993.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a tri-fold historical exhibition: the day itself, day day before and the day after.
The Memorial Exhibition tells the story of the victims and the survivors through spoken testimonies and authentic objects. You will descend into the archeological heart of the former Twin Towers and walk the steps via which hundreds of people escaped. In the Foundation Hall you see 'The Last Column, "the last remaining wall of the WTC.
The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is still one of the icons of Manhattan and provides a unique museum experience. Its unique and seemingly endless spiral staircase inside is bound to makes your head spin, as would most of the intriguing expositions here.
The MoMa is 'a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration'. It features modern and contemporary art both from well-known and lesser-known artists. Imagine these masterpieces successfully assembled in a bright and modern building and you have just given an adept description of the Museum of Modern Art.
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The USS Intrepid is a US Marine aircraft carrier which fought valiantly in World War II, played an important role in submarine surveillance during the Cold War and participated in rescue missions in the NASA space programme. The deck exhibits a remarkable collection of historic planes, from old crates to supersonic models. Try the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, visit the Virtual Flight Zone, and see the world’s fastest (non-active) commercial airplane, Concorde.