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How To See Ground Zero and the World Trade Center Site - Updated 5/2/11


World Trade Center Site from Winter Garden at World Financial Center

World Trade Center Site from Winter Garden at World Financial Center

Photo by Heather Cross taken on May 2, 2011, licensed to About.com
Do you want to visit Ground Zero and see where the World Trade Center stood before the attacks on 9/11? Directions and information for viewing Ground Zero are here.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Couple of Hours

Here's How:

  1. Take the subway to the World Trade Center area. Parking and driving around the area is very difficult because of all the construction, so I highly recommend using public transportation.

    Trains to World Trade Center area:

    • PATH train to World Trade Center
    • E to the World Trade Center
    • A/C to Chambers Street
    • 1/2/3 to Chambers Street
    • 4/5 to Wall Street
    • 2/3 to Park Place
  2. The construction zone is surrounded by fences and in some places, there is protective screening. The screening is to protect viewers from flying debris as work continues.
  3. The best views of the area are available from:


  1. Be prepared for lots of police and security in the World Trade Center/Ground Zero. Due to construction and security, there are often streets that are closed, but the police tend to be helpful if you need directions.

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