We spent the last morning in New York visiting the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center location.
As you can see from the photo to the left, there is still a lot of construction going at the site.
The actual memorial is beautiful and very peaceful and calming with the sound of the rushing water of the fountain. We happened to arrive right at the end of a ceremony for new police officers who just graduated. You can see them all lined up under the trees behind the fountain.
After enjoying the memorial, we went into the museum which turned out to be HUGE. It was much bigger than I expected and it had a very strong emotional impact. In fact, a little over half way through, I had to stop reading the panels and move quickly through. It was a feeling a lot like I had when I visited the holocaust museum. The impact of the loss felt overwhelming.
Across the street from the memorial is the new transport hub called "The Oculus". It's a building worth seeing. The soaring building creates an airy opening filled with shops and access to the subway. There is probably a lot more down there but time restraints hindered further investigation. We will have to explore next time.