Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Visit to Ground Zero

The last time I was in New York was 1996 or so.  As a tourist, I was in awe of the city and hit all the major sites – including the observation deck in the World Trade Center.  Like probably everyone else who has visited New York post 9-11, I went to Ground Zero. 

There are really no words to describe how overwhelming that day must have been for those in New York.  I took the train from Central Station.  The whole ride there I could only think of all of those people who started their day just like any other day expecting a normal day.  Out of the station I was faced with all the policemen and women on standby for the Occupy Wall Street movement.   One block in the opposite direction is the massive site where the Twin Towers once stood.  I could only cry.

My visit was so long ago that I could not recall exactly where they stood.  All I could see was the massive reconstruction going on in the area and empty sky that used to be full of two towers and other buildings.  I did not go into the memorial area as they were limiting visitors to those who only purchased tickets online due to construction.  I did not need to go in to feel the weight of what happened there.  The hole in the sky was enough....





4 comments:

CookingInStilettos said...

Perfectly said, Pam. Perfectly said.

CookingInStilettos said...

Perfectly said, Pam. Perfectly said.

Steve S said...

Yup, it was an interesting day...... Steve

TXCycleMom said...

I watched the show on the rebuilding right before 9/11 this year and was in awe of all the construction and meaning of each piece placed there. Would love to see it if I ever get to NYC.