The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 left a gaping wound in downtown Manhattan that still remains to this day. The twin towers of the World Trade Center were the tallest buildings in New York City. Several new buildings are under construction on the site, including One World Trade Center. Construction was delayed over concerns about cost and security, but the tower is scheduled to be completed in 2013. It will stand at 1,776ft (541m) to the antenna (417m to the roof) and will be the most expensive skyscraper ever built. The site will also feature a memorial.
Visitors interested in seeing Ground Zero can catch a glimpse from the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center. It offers a chance to quietly reflect on the tragedy of 9/11.