In order to help commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the Emergency Management Summit has arranged for tours of Ground Zero exclusively for Summit attendees.
On Monday afternoon, September 12, two groups will be able to experience the gallery tour at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Another set of two groups will be able to visit the WTC Tribute Center and go on a walking tour of Ground Zero on Tuesday morning, September 13. (Note: The Ground Zero Museum Tour on Monday afternoon, September 12 at 4:00pm is now sold out. The WTC Tribute Center and Ground Zero Walking Tour on Tuesday morning, September 13 at 9:00am is also sold out.)
Registration and payment for the tours must be made at the time of registration for the onsite Summit. All four tours are expected to sell out quickly, so each Summit attendee is entitled to purchase only one tour ticket and to participate in only one tour.
The Summit is pleased to provide attendees with the opportunity to experience these magnificent and moving tours.
Known as the "Biggest LITTLE Museum in New York", the Ground Zero Museum Workshop highlights official Ground Zero photographer Gary Marlon Suson's stunning photography chronicling the efforts of the brave rescue workers who saved lives, and put theirs at risk, during the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Rare photos are displayed, some in lifelike 3D installations, as well as remnants and rare video. The tour lasts just under 2 hours and is restricted to groups of 28 people. We have arranged for two tours on Monday afternoon, September 12, exclusively for Summit attendees. These tours will take place at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. The cost is $20 per person, payable when registering for the onsite Summit.
Tour participants will need to arrange their own transportation by subway or taxi. The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is located on West 14th Street between 9th & 10th Avenue (the exact address is 420 W. 14th St., Floor 2). By subway, simply take the A or C (blue line) subway train from the Jay St. - Borough Hall stop -- located adjacent to the hotel - and get off at the 14th St. & 8. Avenue stop. The museum is two blocks away. Taxi fare is about $15 one way.
WTC Tribute Center and Ground Zero Walking Tour
A project of the September 11th Families' Association, the WTC Tribute Center is a beautifully designed series of galleries which chronicle the events of September 11 in Washington and Pennsylvania, as well as at Ground Zero. This tour will feature a visit to the Center as well as a 90-minute walking tour of the Ground Zero site, led by a volunteer with personal experience from 9/11 (first responder, family member, survivor). We have arranged for two exclusive groups of 25 Summit attendees to take this tour on Tuesday morning, September 13.
The tour will begin at 9:00am and will also feature an Emergency Management Summit faculty member discussing personal experiences on 9/11 from a hospital perspective for the entire group of 50. Two groups of 25 will then tour the Center and the Ground Zero site on a staggered basis, ending together at 11:00am.
A chartered bus will be available to transport participants from the hotel to the Center and return. Participants will gather in the hotel lobby at 8:15am. The bus will return everyone to the hotel in time for lunch on their own before the opening plenary session of the Emergency Management Summit begins at 1:00 pm.
The cost for this tour is $40, which includes $25 for the tour and $15 for the chartered bus. As with the museum tour, this is payable when registering for the onsite Summit.
The Ground Zero Museum Tour on Monday afternoon, September 12 at 4:00pm is now sold out. The WTC Tribute Center and Ground Zero Walking Tour on Tuesday morning, September 13 at 9:00am is also sold out.
Live Web Cam of Ground Zero Construction Progress
To see regularly updated views of Ground Zero, visit EarthCam's live web cam.