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9/11 left a huge dent in the hearts of Americans and people all over the world, which can never really be mended. The September 11th Families' Association have built this center to commemorate the victims. The walking tours are an effort to connect people to the pain and suffering of the victims and their families in the aftermath. There are four galleries which takes one through the traumatic events as they unfolded on that fateful day. One can also make contributions to the association to help in their ongoing activities.
This museum explores the history and stories surrounding the terrorist attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Located at the 9/11 Memorial site, the National September 11 Memorial Museum offers a location to learn not only about that fateful day, but also about the men and women who lost their lives in the tragic events. The underground museum has a wide range of artifacts and exhibits, including multimedia displays, radio broadcasts from the day and interactive displays where visitors can record their own stories. Perhaps the most touching exhibit is the Foundation Hall where you can see the remaining wall from the Center as well as the "Last Column," which was covered by missing posters and remembrances.
If you sign up for a tour with Sidewalks of NY Tours be prepared for a long walk to experience New York through the eyes of a native. This service was founded by J.D Hirsch out of his love for the city and enthusiasm to spread his discoveries. He has spent years exploring the streets uncovering secret hideouts and sampling various cuisines especially the unheard ones. If you love collecting memories you must join the 'Photography Tours', where a professional cameraman will join you on your tour and keep clicking away, capturing your fond moments too. Shutter bugs of various calibers visiting the city, can join these tours as photography classes are conducted as you stroll down the streets. The avid foodie can join their 'Food Truckin' tours and enjoy some delectable dishes while sight-seeing.
Le District is a mélange of several diverse outlets focused on the same central theme: delicious French cuisine. Le District is nothing short of a maze, and getting used to the place will take some time. It is easy to miss quaint restaurants and shops tucked away in corners, so take your time before deciding on a place to try. Le District caters to all budgets, it is easy to find some dish that is filling for USD5 to a wine that costs USD500. The French ambiance of Le District is indisputable and the place is a delight to visit, especially if you are a connoisseur on all things French.
Chamber of Commerce Building is the epitome of financial and commercial success. The building was built in 1900 in order to house the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, since the old premise looked too small among the sea of skyscrapers that were coming up. The building was designed with a late 19th and 20th Century Revival styles, creating a classic and beautiful exterior. The building was restored in 1990 and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China joined and took over as the new owner. The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1966.
New York City is one of the most important global capitals, one of America's cultural meccas and a powerhouse of finance and political influence. After changing hands many times between Dutch (who called it New Amsterdam) and British hands, New York became the central operating outpost for English forces. When the Revolutionary War came to a close, New York was designated as the current capital of the newfound nation. What began as a small settlement on the very tip of the Manhattan peninsula soon boomed into a center of trade and culture, with a massive surge of immigrants passing through the ports and making their homes in the rapidly diversifying city. Today, New York is still as important as ever, the most populous and densest city in America and a major destination for tourists from around the world. Iconic destinations include Central Park, The Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Statue of Liberty, and Broadway Theater.
Formerly called the Freedom Tower, One World Trade Center stands tall at the site of the ill-fated Twin Towers. Soaring to 104 floors and a whopping 1,776 feet (541.33 meters), it is the tallest building in America! It took nine years to complete the building and has a contemporary appearance. Though it is a commercial property, it has an observatory with magnificent views of the city and great restaurants. Apart from being state-of-the-art, this impressive structure is also eco-friendly with steam heating, natural lighting and storm water recycling.
See New York like you've never seen it before at the One World Observatory. Located at the top of the One World Trade Center, this observation deck lets you enjoy the view from the tallest building in the United States. The circular observation deck encircles the building so you can see the city from every angle. Make sure you bring your camera!