Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Generally when B and I go to the City, we visit Midtown (Time Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick, the Public Library). We’ve not had the need or interest to head Downtown into the Financial District (Stock Exchange, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Fulton Fish Market) and I am not very familiar with the streets. Hence, getting around can be a bit difficult, leading to the avoidance.

We made the pilgrimage to Ground Zero years ago when it was sadly, a hole in the ground. After our city visit last week we decided it was time to see the progress which was being made and tour the 9-11 Memorial which is now open. I was able to obtain tickets so plans were set.

Although the commotion of the Occupy Wall Street was going on, the mood was otherwise much lighter than our last visit 8 years ago. Construction on Freedom Tower is well underway and the World Trade Center area is a buzz with construction workers.

3 comments:

Ivanhoe said...

I got tickets for Fri night and Sat mid-day. Not sure which one to choose or if we will just go both times...

snapshots2011 said...

You know that old (famous) picture of welders taking a lunch break on their scaffolding? This is like a modern-day incarnation of that!

Jennifer Thompson said...

snapshots2011 ~ That is the same feeling I get from this picture.