New York Diary: Day 3

On the third day we decided to go down to Brooklyn, we were a bit nervous taking the Subway so far down the island but we braved it anyway. first stop was Ground Zero, this was something we had to do whilst in New York and it was, well weird. I don’t really know what I expected to see/experience but there was a really odd feeling to the area. The actual site was closed off as there was a lot of construction going on. Many of the buildings around area seemed like nothing had ever happened because they were perfect but I’m guessing that the had already been restored and put back normal. We visited one of the museums near to the area which was eye-opening to say the least. I already knew a fair bit about 9/11 but seeing everything all in one place metres away from the actual place it happened was really surreal. There was story boards documenting the events of that day minute by minute, there was artifacts from people who survived/died and special memorabilia. We spent a fair while walking around the area and taking in everything we saw, there was a really nice brass wall which was situated on the side of the old fire station which showed crafted images from the events of 9/11.

I’m really happy to say that I’ve been to ground Zero and seen what the people are going through to restore the area and put it back to normal. It was an amazing experience to see and I look forward to seeing the finished plans they have for it at the minute.

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