Walking Tour of World Trade Center, 911 Memorial Plaza, and Ground Zero
Review by: Alex Key ( Key to the City from a Local )
Walking Tour Meeting Place
209 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and Vesey Sts.
New York, NY 10007
The "Dragon Fighters" is the nickname given to the NYC firehouse located in Chinatown. This tour details their heroism and the survivors of "Stairwell B" during the attacks of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Follow the path taken by these first responders and learn how they withstood the collapse of a 110-story tower, while still inside it. By using historical photos of September 11th, we will chronicle the events of that day. You'll be astonished by the bravery of New York City's firefighters, which includes the legendary "Dragon Fighters of Ladder Six." Discover how "Angel of Stairwell B" helped save a team of firefighters and miracle of the "911 surfer", who rode down with 88 stories of imploding debris.
This tour concludes at the Memorial Plaza, where you'll learn how the new World Trade Center was designed and constructed. Guests will be inspired by the cathedral arches of the $4 billion transit hub known as the "Oculus." In addition, we'll divulge where the secret underground vault containing $200 million of gold and silver was buried due to the collapse of the towers. This is the definitive walking tour of Ground Zero honoring the heroes and survivors of September 11th. A portion of the proceeds from this tour will be donated to the Non-Profit FDNY Foundation.