Ground Zero

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

When my cousin mentioned that our hotel was right near ground zero, I didn’t realize that the hotel was actually AT ground zero. As we circled the jam-packed block trying to find the hotel’s garage, I took the first photo in this series from the car – we were right next to the enormous construction zone at ground zero.

Our room on the 31st floor of the hotel had an absolutely jaw-droppingly staggering view of ground zero and the new 9/11 Memorial, which we toured the following morning. The 9/11 Memorial consists of 30-foot waterfalls set in the foot prints of the north and south towers, with the names of 9/11 victims engraved in panels all the way around. The waterfalls created a great deal of white-noise, which allowed each visitor the chance for peaceful reflection in the middle of a massive construction site.


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