9/11 Memorial: A Tribute to the Past and Hope for the Future

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A view of the north pool on the 9/11 Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee.

Set within the footprints of the Twin Towers, the 9/11 Memorial reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. The large voids are visible reminders of the loss and absence felt by New Yorkers and around the world. On the 9/11 Memorial plaza, there are over 400 swamp white oak trees which were selected because of their durability and unique leaf colors. The canopy of trees along with the sound of cascading water creates a reflective space, separate from the bustling sounds of New York City.

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