Lower Manhattan is the origin of everything. And it started with deception.
In 1626 a Dutchman bought from the Indians the entire island of Manna Hata, for only 24 dollars! He called it New Amsterdam. The Indians, in truth, did not think of selling it to the newcomers, but only to rent it for a couple of years.
The rest is history. The conquerors initially settled in the lower part of Manhattan, Lower Manhattan to occupy the whole peninsula.
Lower Manhattan has always been the seat of international finance but not only.
The twin towers were located here. Its transformation bears witness to the New York spirit, the reconstruction always oriented towards the future. With great attention to the victims.
Since the 9/11 attack, the works have lasted almost 15 years, Lower Manhattan is now completely transformed: luxury hotels, starred restaurants, shops and various attractions.
– The renewal starts from the One world Trade Center http://Oneworldobservatory.com .com called Freedom tower which with its 541 meters high is the tallest building in the northern hemisphere and site of the One World Observatory. Paying for a ticket that is around 45 dollars you can go up to the last floor and admire one of the most beautiful views of the world.
– 9/11 Memorial & Museum collection, images and poignant testimonies of that terrible day.
After the September 11 attacks, everything was rebuilt. As the Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said on the same day of the attack: “We will reconstruct and be stronger than before!” And so it was. With the style that belongs in particular to New York. With majesty, with great attention to detail and always looking to the future.
The memory museum documents the attacks, the lives lost and wants to pay a tribute to all those who risked their lives to save as many people as possible. It is a touching tribute, with testimonies and videos.
The memorial of 11/9 includes two big and suggestive tanks in which the names of the 3,000 dead women and men are reported and engraved. The tanks are located within a small forest and among the various trees there is also The Survivor Tree. The tree was right in front of the twin towers during the attack and although very damaged, it managed to survive. After being “cured”, he was repositioned and became the symbol of rebirth.
The Museum of Memory costs $ 24 but on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 pm admission is free.
– Tribute World Trade Center http://911tributemuseum.org
It tells the events of September 11th with videos, photographs and personal stories. The goal is to make those who lived through the attack speak and survive. The visit is not limited to recollection but also addresses the issue of reconstruction, highlighting the ability of New Yorkers to recover and look forward. Tickets cost $ 22
– Battery Park. The park is located at the extreme southern tip of Manhattan. Besides being a beautiful park, it is the place from which ferries leave for the Statue of Liberty and above all, not to be missed on Ellis Island, the island of immigration.
-Wall Street, the most important financial center in the world. The inevitable bull, symbol of Wall Street. Charging Bull. The New York Stock Exchange is no longer open to the public. From after 2001. I visited her back in 1989.
By booking on line you can visit the Federal Reserve which, even if it no longer contains the US gold reserve is an interesting and free tour.
– Museum of jewish Heritage http://Mjhnyc.org
Dedicated to Jewish culture and tradition and is also the memorial of the Holocaust. Photographic findings and testimonies related to concentration camps.
Cost 12 $. Free admission on Wednesday is Thursday from 16 to 20.
– Shopping, Lower Manhattan is the realm of shopping with all types of shops and malls.