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Heroes of the World Trade Center tour

The twin towers of the World Trade Center were once tall and prominent landmarks of New York. Unmistakable features of the city skyline, symbolising the wealth and power of the world’s financial capital. That was, until they fell victim to the brutal terrorist attack on the 11th of September 2001 that resulted in the death of nearly 3,000 people and sent shockwaves around the world. This New York City walking tour takes you around Ground Zero to explore the history of the World Trade Center and glimpse its future development. From the vision and financing of the powerful Rockefeller family, discover the origins of the World Trade Center and its history before the tragic events. Learn the future plans for the World Trade Center site and how it will memorialise the sacrifice of these heroes. The tour includes entry to the 9/11 Memorial, a tranquil site dedicated to the remembrance and honour of the victims of the World Trade Center tragedies. You will hear unforgettable accounts of events of September 11th and stories of heroism and bravery and how New York City rose from the ashes of tragedy to flourish once more. Your guide will share key facts, illuminating events and heartbreaking stories of the tragic day while weaving through the various attractions within the World Trade Center area. You'll explore surrounding sites including St Paul’s Chapel, the Eleven Tears Memorial, Winter Garden and, of course, the Ground Zero site. Your guide will take you through the various attractions, giving you ample opportunity for reflection and contemplation. The twin towers of the World Trade Center were once tall and prominent landmarks of New York. Unmistakable features of the city skyline, symbolising the wealth and power of the world’s financial capital. That was, until they fell victim to the brutal terrorist attack on the 11th of September 2001 that resulted in the death of nearly 3,000 people and sent shockwaves around the world. Meeting/pick-up point: 209 Broadway, in front of Saint Paul's Chapel between Vesey and Fulton Streets. Duration: Approx. 2 hours. Start/opening time: 2.30pm. Languages: English.