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Ground Zero and Wall Street
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Ground Zero - World Trade Center site
As you exit the Rector Street station, you may
be a bit disorientated.
No worries. Just just ask anyone to point you
north toward Ground Zero, the site of the former World Trade Center
Walk north several blocks to Liberty Street,
the edge of Ground Zero.
On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost
their lives at this sombre location, more than died at Pearl Harbour.
You won't receive exact directions to walk around
the perimeter of the site, as the streets closed off may change
However, if you wish to go around, turn left
at Liberty Street, and then keep turning right whenever possible.
When you reach Church Street, turn right on Church, which turns
into Trinity (a nice touch), and walk south. Turn left on Liberty
to Broadway, which is also called Canyon of the Heroes in this area.
Turn right on Broadway, and walk south.
Otherwise, if you don't wish to make your way
around the World Trade Center, turn right on Liberty, and continue
eastbound to Broadway, which is also called Canyon of the Heroes
in this area. Turn right on Broadway, and walk south.
Everyone should be southbound on Broadway, the
Canyon of the Heroes, now.
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On your right, you'll reach the charming and historic Trinity
Church, which was happily not destroyed during the September
11th attacks. This used to be the tallest building in Lower Manhattan,
a sort of de facto lighthouse for ships coming into New York Harbour.
The tombstones in the churchyard
are especially interesting to explore, as they mark the graves of
many famous Americans, including Alexander
Hamilton and Robert Fulton.
At Trinity Church, turn left onto
At 26 Wall Street, you've reached
Hall National Memorial.
This was the site of the first
capitol building of the United States. The Bill of Rights was written
here. George Washington was inaugurated as president here. Although
the former U.S. capitol building was torn down in 1812, the present
building was once the city hall of New York City.
Just after the Federal Hall site,
turn right onto William Street.
After one block, turn right onto
Turn right onto Broad Street.
At 20 Broad, you've reached the
New York Stock Exchange.
Tickets for 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
tours on Monday through Friday are very limited, and tours may be
cancelled due to an increase in the terror threat level.
Return to Exchange Place, and turn
Walk westbound to the Canyon of
the Heroes, Broadway.
Turn left onto Canyon of the Heroes,
and walk southbound.
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