I've visited this memorial twice now and I suspect I'm not done yet: it really is an oasis of calm in frantic NYC, with the added bonus of great views of lower Manhattan. The quotes which are engraved on the modern lower part of the memorial are thought provoking and touching, and can also be heard on the audio as you explore in and around the building. The cottage ruin, transported and rebuilt stone by stone from Co Mayo (Ireland) contrasts beautifully with the surrounding skyscrapers and shows us of how far we've come since famine days, as well as reminding us of the many people who are hungry today while others have more than enough.
One of my favourite parts of lower Manhattan, worth a look in between Battery Park, the NYPD memorial, the World Trade Center survivors monument, St Paul's church etc.
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