The 9/11 memorial surprised me in a few ways. Firstly I found it really moving. When you look at where the buildings used to stand and the huge number of names engraved it does bring up some emotions I didn't think I would feel. The park is really beautiful and on the whole people were very respectful.

One World Trade also feels like a big statement from the US - they just get back up and continue, never forgetting but not letting anything stop them which I feel is really important.

There is also a 360 degree observatory at the top of One World Trade where standard tickets are $32 with a totally different view than the likes of the Empire State or Rockefeller.

I'm so glad we were able to go and I would urge anyone visiting to make the trip Downtown.


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