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Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial

Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We came here after our day at the Liberty Science Center. It was great to finally see it in person, and we also had a great view of the city skyline and the back of Lady Liberty.

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Nottingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This museum told the story very well. A great deal of thought has gone into the whole project. There was a real feeling of subdued respect. Very moving.

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Palm Beach Gardens
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful reflecting pools with waterfalls. It was sad though reading the names of all those that passed away.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Only thing I have to really say is that even though we had the New York Pass, they still required us to make a donation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

When you are walking toward it you don't know what to expect (even if you read all the reviews an so on), but when you actually come to see it - it is excruciating - the sound of it, the water rushing down to the foundation and even more so - to that hole in the foundation. I was impressed!!!

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very moving .... 9/11 creates a lot of emotions ... this memorial, stirs them vigorously. You cannot miss it... and it is the most striking part of the park

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Manasquan. NJ
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111 reviews 111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visiting Empty Sky was an emotional experience for me; I spent six wonderful years working on the 99th floor of One World Trade Center (North Tower). Walking between the slabs and seeing the names of New Jersey residents who died in that unprovoked attack on civilians brought all the 9-11 memories back. Combine your visit with a tour of Ellis... More

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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I was very impressed with the Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial. It is so stunning with the NYC skyline across the river. They really did it justice.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I didn't even realize this memorial was here. It was our first time in the area. We were having brunch at the Liberty House and decided to drive down to the end of the property and get out and walk. Words just don't do it justice. Nor can you explain the feeling that overwhelms you. A gentleman pointed out to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

When you walk through the 2 pillars and see all the names of the victims, you really get a sense of the tragic loss on that day. This is a beautiful homage to what NY/NJ lost that day. At the end of the walk you are presented with a panoramic view of NYC that is one of the best I... More

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