World Trade Center Site
Lonely Planet review for World Trade Center Site
Plagued by design controversies, budget blowouts and construction delays, the first part of the World Trade Center (WTC) redevelopment – the National September 11 Memorial, known more simply as the 9/11 Memorial – opened to the public on September 12, 2011. The wait was worth it. Titled Reflecting Absence, its two massive reflecting pools are as much a symbol of hope and renewal as they are a tribute to the thousands who lost their lives to terrorism.