Recently my family and I had the opportunity to visit the newly inaugurated 911 Memorial. I feel very fortunate to be able to visit this hallowed ground so soon after being opened.
Overall, the feeling is as expected somber. However, I cannot help but feel the area is also very calming and, dare I say, suggests a new beginning. The overwhelming amount of water certainly supports that feeling. The architecture is stunning and does a great job of representing those lost as well as the new beginning which is apparent by the unfinished Freedom Tower.
I highly suggest a visit if you can obtain tickets, please visit the 911 Memorial website.