Thursday, 9 June 2011

A sense of pride...

Day 4 continued....
As the fleet sailed in I walked along the river to the newly developed World Trade Centre pier. The regeneration that has taken place around this area over the last few years is considerable. It was lovely to see the number of people that have moved into and are living and working around the site. You get a real sense of community as you walk around.

The pier area is stunning, situated behind the pier is a small walled area complete with waterfall and fountain. This area is a memorial space dedicated to the NYPD who have lost their life in service...

 all around this area which is slowly coming back to life are little areas tucked away with memorial plaques and flowers. Even though there is a continual hustle & bustle you get a real sense of peace and calm. This will be magnified considerably when the two memorial gardens open this year on the 10th anniversary of the attack.
During the course of Fleetweek the Army held a memorial service at the site of the WTC. I had a real sense of pride as I walked around. I dined at the Windows of the World the Thanksgiving prior to 9/11 and all the times that I've returned to New York I've always felt a real sense of loss here, but this trip I could really see the recovery this area and people have made. Tower One being built will be magnificent and be a tributary icon to the 2 towers that once stood and the lives lost.

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

A sense of pride...

Day 4 continued....
As the fleet sailed in I walked along the river to the newly developed World Trade Centre pier. The regeneration that has taken place around this area over the last few years is considerable. It was lovely to see the number of people that have moved into and are living and working around the site. You get a real sense of community as you walk around.

The pier area is stunning, situated behind the pier is a small walled area complete with waterfall and fountain. This area is a memorial space dedicated to the NYPD who have lost their life in service...

 all around this area which is slowly coming back to life are little areas tucked away with memorial plaques and flowers. Even though there is a continual hustle & bustle you get a real sense of peace and calm. This will be magnified considerably when the two memorial gardens open this year on the 10th anniversary of the attack.
During the course of Fleetweek the Army held a memorial service at the site of the WTC. I had a real sense of pride as I walked around. I dined at the Windows of the World the Thanksgiving prior to 9/11 and all the times that I've returned to New York I've always felt a real sense of loss here, but this trip I could really see the recovery this area and people have made. Tower One being built will be magnificent and be a tributary icon to the 2 towers that once stood and the lives lost.

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