Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Still surviving

"Survivor Tree"

Tree outside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

From their website

"The callery pear tree became known as the Survivor Tree after sustaining extensive damage, but living through the September 11, 2001, terror attacks at the World Trade Center. In October 2001, the tree with lifeless limbs, snapped roots and blackened trunk was discovered and freed from the piles of smoldering rubble in the plaza of the World Trade Center. The tree was originally planted in the 1970s in the vicinity of buildings four and five in the WTC complex near Church Street."

This photo was taken in January 2012 after the Memorial opened but before the main body of the museum has opened.

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