Walking tour offers history of 9/11, WTC

Walking tour offers history of 9/11, WTC

It's no bigger than a playing card when folded.

But open the "Walk and Remember" self-guided walking tour map and a find a path leading to rich history and iconic  local landmarks related to Sept. 11th.

The commemorative walking tour is available only at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., in Manhattan. It's $3.95 and all proceeds go to help build and sustain the National September 11 Memorial & Museum under construction at the World Trade Center site.

The easy-to-follow guide takes you to points of interest like the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, where you can start your journey.

Not far from the Preview Site, take a walk over to the rebuilt 7 World Trade Center building,  250 Greenwich St. The original 7 WTC skyscraper was the last building to fall on 9/11 and the first to be rebuilt, opening in 2006.  In the park in front of 7 WTC, find the “Balloon Flower (Red)” sculpture by artist Jeff Koons. Nearby, check out the cross-shaped steel beam at Church Street between Vesey and Barclay streets. The so-called WTC Cross was found amid the rubble of the WTC site two days after 9/11. When recovered, it became a symbol of hope, faith and healing for many rescue and recovery workers searching for human remains.

Along the tour route, there is also St. Paul’s Chapel and the Bell of Hope, both at 209 Broadway; the Trinity Root, Broadway and Wall Street; The Koenig’s Sphere at Battery Place in Battery Park;  The Tribute WTC Visitor Center, 120 Liberty St., and more. This walking tour will provide a gateway to remembrance as well as show the rebirth of an important community.

Visit the Preview Site today and pick up your tour map. Thanks for your support.

By Michael Frazier,  Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial