The 9/11 Memorial is located in the area where the former World Trade Center complex was located.
The memorial was built to remember and honor the thousands of innocent victims including men, women and children who were killed by terrorists during the attacks that hit the Twin Towers on 11th September 2001.
The centerpiece of the 9/11 Memorial is two huge square-shaped artificial pools, the Reflecting Pools, carved out of what were once the foundations of the Twin Towers. On the bronze panels surrounding the two pools are inscribed the names of all the people who were killed during the terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center in 1993 and 2001, including the victims of Washington and Pennsylvania.
In addition to the memorial, you can also visit the 9/11 Museum, which preserves objects dating back to 11th September and allows you to see New York before the attack and after.
The 9/11 Memorial is a place that transmits a strong emotional impact where inside the memorial you can feel the strong emotions that are aroused by the largest terrorist attack that has ever occurred in the United States of America.
Inside the square of the 9/11 Memorial is also the Memorial Glade. This space has been designed to host special meetings and ceremonies, and in particular for the commemoration that takes place on 11th September every year, when all the names of the victims are read.