The point of convergence of the National September 11 Memorial is Reflecting Absence, two overwhelming reflecting pools that possess the real impressions of the doomed Twin Towers. From their edge, a consistent course of water pours 30ft down toward a focal void. Bronze boards outline the pools, engraved with the names of the almost 3000 individuals who kicked the bucket in the fear monger assaults of September 11, 2001, and in the World Trade Center vehicle bombarding on February 26, 1993.
Toward the west of the South Pool is the ‘Survivor Tree,’ a thriving pear tree that inexplicably endure the pulverization, consumed and broken yet tough enough to be breast fed back to wellbeing. Just past the commemoration is the site’s historical center: strong and profoundly influencing, it recounts to the tale of that heartbreaking day and its effect on America and the world.