National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
34 minutes to JFK International Airport
Honoring the September 11, 2001 attacks which killed 2,977 people, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed 6, the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum is a central memorial and museum. It is at the same location of the original Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the September 11 attacks. The memorial had been visited by more than one million people since opening in 2011.
The Memorial occupies 8 of the 16 acres at the World Trade Center and it honors the lives of those who died. It is a tribute to the past as well as a place of future hope.
It can be described as a sanctuary for contemplation set where the original Twin Towers used to be. Two reflecting pools sit where the the Twin Towers stood. The names of every person who was killed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are written into bronze panels around the twin Memorial pools.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is an organization intent on studying the historic significance of the events of 9/11. They also record the impact of those events and analyzing its continuing significance and pays respect to the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks. Additionally, it recognizes the many who survived, and all those who showed extraordinary courage and compassion in the aftermath.
The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum is 16 minutes to Bentley Hotel.