The 9/11 Memorial is the plaza located at the site of the former Twin Towers. The memorial was built to commemorate the attacks of September 11 2001, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 which killed six. It features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers. Its design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis.
The 9/11 Museum is located inside the 9/11 Memorial. Exhibits in the museum include 23,000 images, 10,300 artifacts, and nearly 2,000 oral histories of the dead provided by friends and loved ones, in addition to over 500 hours of video.
The One World Trade Center, known also as the Freedom Tower, is the nation's tallest skyscraper. It is located on the premises at the north-west corner of the site. The “Skypod” elevators go up 1,250 feet to the observatory which include breath-taking panoramic views of the city and surrounding areas, letting you see as far as Philadelphia!
The Oculus, the outside structure of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, is the subway entrance and extensive shopping center. Though the tour does not normally include a visit inside, your guide may make a quick stop inside for an opportunity to appreciate the spacious, pearly white interior.