NYC: Lower Manhattan (Wall Street und Ground Zero)

Charging Bull

Around noon we took the ferry back in the direction Battery Park. From there through the Wall Street, past the Charging Bull and the Trinity Church to the World Trade Center Site or Ground Zero NYC.

Ground Zero

A lot has changed at Ground Zero since my last visit in 2006. Even if the work on the new skyscraper, the One World Trade Center, proceed very slowly. Right next to it, the memorial dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the earlier 1993 bombings on the World Trade Center will remember, built. In the place of the destroyed twin towers, like "footprints", there will be two large pools. In the middle of the two water areas at street level, surrounded by trees, the water will fall nine meters into a basement. However, we could not see the monument through the construction site fence. Until the opening in 2012 there is a small, very nicely furnished museum in a side street.

NYC City Hall

After seeing it, we walked north along Center Street. We first passed the town hall (City Hall), then the Supreme Court and then entered Chinatown. This Manhattan borough is one of the largest Chinese communities in North America.

City Hall
City Hall
Oberstes Gericht von NYC
NYC Supreme Court

After a quick visit to the Apple Store SoHo and without a new iPad 2 (unfortunately sold out), we took the subway to the Grand Central Terminal. The commuter trains for the many workers in Manhattan end in this station. The huge main hall with the dark blue painted ceiling depicting a starry sky is really impressive and definitely worth a photo.

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My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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