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GROUND ZERO and WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

Thursday, October 20, 2005: A visit at Ground Zero and the World Financial Center.

"Ground Zero" itself rather looked like a construction site when I was there. If you hadn't known that there used to be the World Trade Center, you wouldn't have believed that it had been there. Just a few holes in the concrete of the foundations drew the attention to the fact that there must have been a building.

The area around "Ground Zero" was enclosed with fences. On those fences were commemorative plaques with the names of the victims of September 11, 2001 and others with pictures and time tables of the catastrope.

The golden sculpture on the left picture is called "The Sphere". Until September 11, 2001 it stood on the Plaza of the World Trade Center. It was damaged during the attacks. Today it stands as a temporary Memorial in Battery Park in the south of Manhatten.

The plaque on the right picture is placed next to it and an eternal flame reminds of all the people who lost their lives in the attack.

The towers of the World Financial Center were gleaming in the sunlight above the hole where once stood the twin towers of the World Trade Center. A picture like the one on the left side wasn't possible a few years back.

The Wintergarden on the right picture was rebuilt after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Today there is nothing to show on the World Financial Center that there has been a catastophe. One small tower was already rebuilt on the World Trade Center Site.

I walked around the site where the twin towers used to be to get to the World Financial Center.