28 WORLD TRADE CEN­TER

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The Lower Man­hat­tan sky­line is graced by One World Trade Cen­ter, whose top floor — 104 sto­ries up — is the same height as the orig­i­nal twin tow­ers.

But with its an­tenna, it’s the Western Hemi­sphere’s tallest struc­ture. Tow­ers three and four stand high along the WTC’s east side, while tower two is set to rise in the com­ing years.

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NA­TIONAL 9/ 11 MEMO­RIAL & MU­SEUM

The memo­rial is a large pub­lic plaza with two mas­sive wa­ter­falls

mark­ing the foot­prints of the orig­i­nal WTC twin tow­ers, which were de­stroyed on the morn­ing of 11 Septem­ber 2001. Nearby is the en­trance to the sub­ter­ranean mu­seum that re­flects on Amer­ica’s most dev­as­tat­ing ter­ror­ist at­tack

through fas­ci­nat­ing ex­hibits, ar­ti­facts and per­sonal sto­ries. For the best view, head to the el­e­vated

Lib­erty Park to the south.

911memo­rial. org

WTC TRANS­PORTA­TION HUB

This grand tran­sit sta­tion opened in 2016, in­tro­duc­ing ar­chi­tect Santiago Cala­trava’s ab­stract vi­sion of a bird in flight t o the WTC’s 16 acres. Named the Ocu­lus af­ter its arced, glass roof, the hub draws nat­u­ral light to its lower lev­els, where vis­i­tors can board sub­ways, shop, dine and tra­verse a net­work of bright un­der­ground cor­ri­dors.

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