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Old September 15th, 2011, 02:54 AM   #1201
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Old September 15th, 2011, 03:16 AM   #1202
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Old September 15th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #1203
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is the story behind the survivor tree?
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:22 AM   #1204
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is the story behind the survivor tree?
It was a tree that was in the World Trade Center plaza when the buildings collapsed. When they found it, it was mangled, and had almost all it's limbs missing, and was basically hardly alive, it was also but 8 feet tall. Now it is much taller, I think I heard something like 20 feet, and it is thriving. But it was on the verge of death when it was found.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:25 AM   #1205
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it was pulled out of the rubble at ground zero about 95 percent detroyed, but it was nurtured back to health and was made to thrive. later it got hit by lightning, but it still survived and seems to be thriving once more.

above post summed it up well.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 10:14 AM   #1206
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It's more to do with the story I can represent. There is hope, we can live on. Not everything/everyone was defeated. I find the story behind the man who looked after the

Also on the topic of hoping the memorial doesn't become touristy. It's almost defiantly become a tourist attraction survivors tree rather upsetting. However while this sounds bad as long as the tourists see it the way the people of USA see it. As a way to pay their respect and not a 'I've being there' type of place.

I live in the UK and next year will be returning to new York to pay my respects to all who died.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #1207
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Hull........Not sure what you mean touristy ? My last trip across USA back in 2007 included visiting New York during Sept. I went to the Memorial Service for 9/11 out of respect for the Event...all those lost, knowing how it felt to stand atop WTC 2 now a decade before. The world will visit this site along with people from all over the USA. This is a world pilgrimage site for all those who believe in Freedom, our wonderful way of life........ to show respect...we will prevail and grow stronger.

Otie your pics are amazing to see after remembering a huge hole in the ground back in 2007.......I took a deep breath looking at this one knowing I took my pic at this corner in another time........



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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #1208
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By touristy I mean people come and show no repect and treat it like some sort of Disney theme park. Of course people will come all around the world for this and the are right to, it's a amazing place. However I just hope all who come and visit realize why this is there and come to show their respect and understandment.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #1209
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is the story behind the survivor tree?
You've got your answers; this tree has much to teach us.

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Old September 16th, 2011, 02:53 AM   #1210
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it was pulled out of the rubble at ground zero about 95 percent detroyed, but it was nurtured back to health and was made to thrive. later it got hit by lightning, but it still survived and seems to be thriving once more.

above post summed it up well.
It didn't get hit by lightning (that would have killed it for sure) but it was knocked over on its side in the nursery during a bad nor-easter. It was again saved and nurtured back to health.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #1211
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Thanks Otie, for sharing all those wonderful and poingant photos.

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Old September 16th, 2011, 05:13 AM   #1212
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This memorial looks really, really awesome. Took a long time but they did a great job. Some people who visited me from Belgium visited it in person Tuesday and really liked it.

Just as the Vietnam memorial in Washington as really moving so to will this be. It puts names to the numbers and that really can change your perception of things. It removes the abstraction that come from mere numbers and adds the human dimensions which come from names.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #1213
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By touristy I mean people come and show no repect and treat it like some sort of Disney theme park. Of course people will come all around the world for this and the are right to, it's a amazing place. However I just hope all who come and visit realize why this is there and come to show their respect and understandment.
You are quite naive and foolish if you believe tourists will treat it like a theme park. Everyone who comes there knows what happend there, I dont think anyone with a normal sense of mind would find it "funny" like a theme park.

And no, I'm not missing your point.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 03:40 PM   #1214
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Old September 16th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #1215
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It s amazing how they rebuild the ground zero. Spezial the lights are great. This is a astoningmant new sight next to the statue of liberty. I come in two weeks to new york. Im looking forward to see this. Even it s horoble that the towers are not there anymore.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #1216
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such a beautiful place...
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Old September 18th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #1217
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Just a question, will the memorial site be an open space, or will be there some kind of permanent fence for a better control of the site ? Because, there will be another park next to the memorial and with a fence the site will be so much better preserved.
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Old September 18th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #1218
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Just a question, will the memorial site be an open space, or will be there some kind of permanent fence for a better control of the site ? Because, there will be another park next to the memorial and with a fence the site will be so much better preserved.
I'm fairly certain that it will be open. The fence is there now just because it's a busy construction site.
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Old September 18th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #1219
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Old September 18th, 2011, 10:20 PM   #1220
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I went there and found it unimpressive. The space between you and where the water falls is too far apart to actually experience the water fall. I also wish the landscaping was better. Its basically a bunch of blocks, concrete, trees and basically a random patch of grass. The museum also looks like the most uninviting thing ever. Just a big block.

But, of course the whole site isn't complete yet and maybe once all the buildings are done and everything is done it'll look better. Same with the museum.
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