St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero, New York City

#10 of 118 in Historic Sites in New York City
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Pay your respects to the thousands of lives lost to terrorism at St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero. Long artificial waterfalls drop into two reflecting pools, surrounded by bronze panels inscribed with the names of those who perished. Designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, the memorial honors not only the 3,000 people killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001, but also six persons who lost their lives in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. The pools sit exactly in the place where the Twin Towers once stood. Note the healthy limbs of a pear tree that survived the attack, stretching victoriously from its recovered gnarled trunk. Use our New York City trip itinerary website to arrange your visit to St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero and other attractions in New York City.
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  • The memorial at ground zero has left a lasting impression on me and only increased my sense of solidarity, even though I'm not an American or have any sort of deeper story or connection to the...  more »
  • As you would expect from anything located in this area, it is a very heart warming experience, which will probably stay with you.  more »
  • Beautiful special place and community. Very sad the diocese decided to close the church. 😥
  • Sad to see this historical place closing. The Catholic Archdiocese of New York can no longer afford the lease of the place.
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