The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
7 miles to Bentley Hotel
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum are the principal memorial and museum, honoring the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed 6. The memorial is located at the location of the original Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the September 11 attacks. Three months after its opening on September 11, 2011, the memorial had been visited by more than one million people.
The Memorial takes up 8 of the 16 acres at the World Trade Center. It honors the lives of those who died in the attacks. It is a tribute to the past as well as a place of future hope.
As a sanctuary for contemplation set where the original Twin Towers used to be, there are two reflecting pools where the the Twin Towers once stood. The names of every person who was killed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are written into bronze panels around the twin Memorial pools.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is an organization committed to analyzing the historic significance of the events of 9/11, recording the impact of those events and studying its continuing significance. It pays respect to the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks and it also recognizes the many who survived, and all those who showed extraordinary courage and compassion in the aftermath.
The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum is 19 miles to JFK International Airport.