WTC Site Becomes Tourist Hub

By Emily Trube, 1080 KRLD

NEW YORK (1080 KRLD) – Since September  11, 2001, the neighborhood around the World Trade Center has undergone a major transformation.  KRLD’s Emily Trube recently went to New York to look at how Lower Manhattan has changed over the past ten years – for the better.

KRLD’s Emily Trube in NYC

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Tourism At WTC (Photo Emily Trube)

On September 10, 2001, people only went to the World Trade Center if they worked there. Tourists would stop by for a minute or two while they were on their way to see the Statue of Liberty.  That’s not the case now.

The site itself has become a tourist destination. According to the city’s tourism department, about 9 million people come to see it every year.

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Tourism At WTC

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More tourism at WTC Site


One Comment

  1. NiteNurse says:

    I have such mixed emotions when it comes to making places of horrible murders tourist spots like Pearl Harbor and WTC. To me it’s like visiting the graves of the dead and selling some T-shirts and mugs saying you were there. If it helps the surviors and their families in any way I guess it’s okay but it just feels weird to visit a place where thousands were murdered.

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