|May We Never Forget|
Tragedies require a heroic response. The September 11, 2003 attack on the World Trade Center massacred thousands of innocents and devastated Manhattan's skyline; it left a scar in our soul and in our beloved New York City. Tragedy has been met heroically and respectfully with magnificent monuments, memorials, museums, and two majestic towers rising to fill the void of the Twin Towers' collapse.
Where the towers once stood white flowers are laid and water fills holes like wells of tears continuously weeping at the memorial fountain. Freedom Tower is mirrored flawlessly by Tower 4. A brave and valiant response is expressed so we may never forget.
|Old Meets New|
|Freedom Tower Reflection on Tower #4|
The public space around the memorial is immaculately manicured lawns shaded by exuberant Callery Pear trees like the ones killed when the Twin Towers crashed. Only one tree survived and is aptly named The Survivor Tree, a miracle of resilience. It had been thought dead, yet through charred bark new growth sprung to life, powerfully symbolizing rebirth.
|Callery Pear - The Survivor Tree|
|Contorted Structural Steel|
|Ravaged Fire Engine|
|Well of Tears|