New York Monuments

New York has monuments of great importance worldwide; being one of the most important cities in the world. Many historic events are commemorated and remembered worldwide, since some have marked a before and after in the history of the contemporary era.

In this article you will find the most important monuments in the city that you must visit, especially for their historical value and dedication.

National 9/11 Memorial

Picture By Mathijs van Schie

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The most visited Monument in New York is located at ground zero of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The twin waterfalls have an area of 4046.85 square meters each; with a 9.14-meter waterfall in a square container and a smaller one in the center that repeats the fall into the earth.

Here you will find some of the largest man-made waterfalls in the United States. The purpose of these is to represent the absence and emptiness left by the attack on the Twin Towers.

Also commemorating the martyrs in the tragedy the names of the more than 3,000 people who died in the attacks of 2001 and 1993 are inscribed on the memorial’s bronze panels.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

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This monument, designed by the British artist Mac Adams, is located in Battery Park. The design of it has the functionality of a sundial; which is lit on the head of the universal soldier every July 27 at 10 am. It symbolizes the end of the war and illuminating the commemorative plaque on the ground at the feet of the statue.

It is known as the first Monument in New York and the United States to pay tribute to the military of the 22 countries that participated in the Korean War.

African Burial Ground National Monument

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The African Burial Ground National Monument is located in lower Manhattan, this sacred place contains the remains of more than 419 African Americans buried during the 17th and 18th centuries who came from the Thirteen Colonies, both free people and slaves.

It is one of the must-see New York Monuments for its historical value and tribute to African-American ancestors.

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

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This memorial is located between 71st and 74th streets, right in front of the famous Dakota building, where the famous singer was staying with his wife and where he was going on the fateful Monday, December 8, 1980, the day he was murdered by a supposed fan.

Designed by artists from Naples, the black and white mosaic of the word “Imagine” recalls the utopian dream of a world without wars and violence, the hope inspired by John Lennon’s most famous song.

Titanic Memorial Lighthouse

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The memorial consists of a lighthouse 18 meters high, built by popular subscription through an initiative promoted by Margaret Brown (survivor of the shipwreck) as a tribute to the people who died on the Titanic on April 15, 1912.

Muro Conmemorativo del FDNY

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This fifty-six foot long bronze memorial wall cast in bas relief; pays tribute to the sacrifice of the brave firefighters who lost their lives serving in the tragedy experienced in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.

The Kneeling Fireman

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The history of this New York Monument is curious, the kneeling firefighter was originally created for the Missouri Firefighters Association at the end of the year 2000. It was planned to be shipped to Missouri once it was finished, but two days after it was finished the attack occurred of September 11.

So they decided that the statue would remain in New York, in commemoration of the 342 firefighters who died and the survivors injured in the attack on the Twin Towers.

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