As we entered the 8-acre park a soft slow rain started to fall. The park is a supremely contemplative sanctuary, composed of a grove of nearly 400 white oak trees, and the largest man-made waterfalls in the United States. Set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers, each pool is approximately 1-acre in size. The names of every person who perished in the terror attacks of February 26, 1993 & September 11, 2001 are honored in bronze around the twin Memorial pools.
The line was so long for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum we decided to move on and if there was time later we would come back. As we left the park we looked up at One World Trade Center. It is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan and is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world.
Next to the Center is a very unusual building. This is the New York World Trade Center Transportation Hub. 11 subways & PATH trains are accessible directly from the buildings. The World Trade Center offers direct, weather-protected access to most of the City’s subway, bus and ferry lines. Two new train stations â€“ the WTC Transportation Hub and the MTA Fulton Transit Center make coming and going fast and convenient. Itâ€™s the equivalent of having Grand Central, Times Square and Penn Station in one place.