Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial, Jersey City

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  • Any time you visit one of the many 9/11 memorials, it is always special, no matter what. This one was special in that you are right across the water. Unfortunately, they were either fixing...  more »
  • So symbolic to have the freedom tower right behind the memorial! The directory is helpful if you are looking for a specific name and wheee to find it. Numbers are on the ground to assist you.  more »
  • It is the official New Jersey September 11 memorial to the state's victims of the September 11 attacks on the United States. It is located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City at the bank of Hudson River across from the World Trade Center site. the two walls of this memorial stretch 208 feet & 10 inches long (the exact width of the World Trade Center towers). The name of each of the 746 victims is etched in stainless steel in these walls. The goal of this memorial is to "reflect the legacies of those whose lives were lost, that their unfulfilled dreams and hopes may result in a better future for society. The name of the memorial is taken from the Bruce Springsteen song "Empty Sky", which is about the "empty sky" where the towers once stood. An iron beam from twin towers is also kept here. At the time of sunset or sunrise, there is an arch of sunrays reflected between two walls and its really cool. If you are going to see the statue of liberty, don’t forget to make a pit stop. its totally worth it. also, you can have a great Manhattan view from here. Parking: Parking is free for 2 hours just near to this memorial. another option is paid to park in the parking lot of Liberty ferry services.
  • Beautiful and well designed monument. I think we as Americans tend to forget about September 11th and just how tragic that day was. This memorial will take you right back to that day. Looking down the middle of those two columns and seeing where the tower used to stand is a real gut check. You can also get awesome views of lower Manhattan as well. Off to the right of this monument you can purchase Ellis Island Ferry tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty. Highly recommend visiting this location.

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