Ground Zero - I visited today and I was upset.
3rd July 2013.
Myself and my wife went to see New York for a second time after the tragic twin towers were in one unimaginable and unforgettable tragic day now known as 9/11 through out the world got hit by two American Airlines planes hijacked by two Terrorists which crashed in to two towers.The North Tower was hit at 8;46 a.m and the South Tower was hit at 9;05 a.m.the sky line of Manhattan Island changed for ever.Just in 102 minutes and both World Trade Centers Towers collapsed and crumbled in to dust making ground zero a Archeological Site.
There were thousands of tourists to see this place with not a word being spoken,their faces very very sad looking and few African American boys trying to explain the pictures they were wanting to sell with free DVD also.The entire site seeing was just like a mourning to those who died in this tragedy and left their family just because the security was perhaps not as it is today.
They have built stronger and super twin towers again the two towers in it's place has gone but those who lost their lives are gone forever like the Twin Towers which filled every visitors to their hearts content and each visitor took pictures on the top of the tower which they now say that they were the most lucky persons as they were on top of the towers.A friend of mine who survived this tragedy has his photo on top of the tower which he was exhibiting to all and every guest who came to his home but now he has removed the picture and fixed it in his album as he never wants to remember that he was saved from the jaws of death in the nick of the time.by the grace of his karma.
NEW WTC towers to be opened shortly.( Picture in day.).
The Tower by Night Twin Lights at the top with Red,Blue & White Lights inside the building showing the colors of the National Flag.
Information on the lost Twin Towers.
The day I visited the twin towers it was raining and was able to get some information from friends who took me to visit the place which are mentioned here for information to those who may not know and will now get something to remember and visit the place which is the temple of the very brave fire fighters and a Dog,who rescued those who were trapped inside the building when the two towers collapsed in symmetric patterns with out touching the Church standing so close to the giant towers which did make history while standing or dropping down.The remarkable brave Dog which rescued 24 persons also died as it inhaled continuously the smoke while it saved 24 persons who must take the picture of this brave Dog and pray to God for having sent this only faithful animal in the world daily till they breath.( DOG is GOD the other way ).
The picture of the Dog is given below.
The Faithful Dog.
The Twin Towers befour being hit by Planes.
This gave me no peace of mind today .
Holland Tunnel under Hudson River with a super 4 Lane Lighted High Way.
We went to New York by road from New Jersey.The High Way was super and so free for the plenty of vehicles moving like the stream of cars that go along with you constantly all the way up to New York giving a feeling we are having a VIP drive to New York.This Cliford Milburn Holland Tunnel is a High Way if I could say a Super High Way tunnel under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan in New York City with Jersey City.The Interstate 78 New Jersey on the Mainland of the United States.The Tunnel was opened on November 13,1937.The area is 28 acres - The Architects being Clifford Milburn Holland Ole Singstad.I will try to find their pictures and publish as a tribute to their skill,knowledge and experience which we are enjoying today.To travel under a river in a tunnel is no ordinary experience.
Enter to travel under a river!!!
On way to New York.We go under a River in a TUNNEL.
You can travel over the River.
Have you visited Ground Zero to respect the brave and remember those who died.
This New York is God Made and God will protect.
During my first visit I was thrilled by the World's best City made by God and his engineers and the work force that have done a good job of so many things which I had to note down in my pocket book so that I may not miss anything.However my brain was under spell of the engineering marvel which we the people of India can not see except those which are historical heritage sites like the Wonder of the World " Taj Mahal " or " Kutub Minar " with a touch of Indian Engineer of the world Sir.M.Viswesvaraiah who built a dam with out a bag of cement in the past century including many other wonders of the Civil Engineering Technology.The Bridge over the Hudson River is called as George Washington Bridge which was Opened to traffic for Upper level on October 25, 1931 and for Lower level on August 29, 1962.A Bus station was opened on 17th January,1963.The Length of the Bridge is 4,760 feet,Width of the Bridge is 119 feet,The Width of the Roadway is 90 feet,The Height of the Tower above water is 604 feet.The Water clearance at mid span is 212 feet.Number of toll Lanes: Upper level: 12, Lower level: 12.Many other details such as Steel used,number of days to complete,number of men engaged and expenditure incurred is also available if one is interested to know these facts as today in India they build not a road which is 0.5 miles per day in the entire country.
This George Washington Bridge's eastern end is resting on the shores of Manhattan while the western end is embedded in wooden bluffs of the New Jersey's palisades two times as long any suspension bridge in the world at that time. The construction was a challenge to all the civil engineers at that point of time for over 100 years.Finally a brilliant Swiss born civil engineer and an architect was chosen for the job for the design he gave to the port authorities and the design for the bridge was approved in the year 1923 and construction was started in the year in October 1927.Othmar Ammann the Swiss Engineer was selected above all others who were enlisted by the port authorities to get this bridge constructed.
Just to mention one aspect of the enormous job the bundle of 434 individual Cables that are used which are the 4 main cables are each composed of a single length in one bundle carried bock and forth across the river 61 times.
What I packed and what my Wife Packed.
Things to Pack.
Dail Use in Good Weather.
Me -5 Pants & 5 Shirts,5 underwares,5 Kerchief's,I Mufler,1 Base Ball Cap,2 Pairs of Shoes,1 Jacket
Normal Indian Wear and complete dress mathing other items.
As in India
My wife also dressed as we dress in India.
As in India.
My Wife - Packed 7 Pairs of Outer wear and Inner ware.Her Kit of all she uses which are in small bottles and Tubes,Other things like Sandles etc,etc.
As we were on the way to Ground Zero 2 Cars Kissed and Police came in 2 minutes.
What happens in USA & INDIA when Cars Kiss.
In USA we saw police arrive and investigated in a most respectful way what happened and went through all the papers and as no one was injured no Rescue Squad or Ambulance was needed,but the person who had kissed our car had to pay all expenses and provide a spare rented car till the repair work which took one week to complete.The spare Car Rent was paid by the Insurgence after the report which came in 3 days.
If it was in India there would be a big fight who kissed whom.If one person says your car turned all of a sudden the other would say why were you say why were you so close.No police will come for hours nor if they come they will take both the cars will allow us to take a walk to the police station and create hell for you.they will later leave us on the road.If you make some donation they may allow you to take the car.
The Cops Carry Guns and dress like Army.
Lunch at a Restaurant" Benares"
Indian Hotels in NEW YORK.
There are plenty of restaurants for breakfast,Lunch and Dinner serving Indian food however no good hotels serve good food or healthy food.The will serve Beer or any other cocktail and you will eat what ever they serve with out knowing the real cooking that needs for healthy food.We Indians mostly avoid meat dishes and never go to these fancy hotels.
The Mayor of New York has done some thing good for people by ordering restaurants not to use too much oil,salt and spices besides completely stopping cigar rates in the restaurants.This is a very good move though who wish to die want no such interference from the Mayer Michal R Bloomberg.
A picture of Mayor is here for this effort on his part to not only make New York clean but its people also.I dont think any other Mayor in USA has done this work.Here is his picture below.
Mayor of New York - Mr.Michel R Bloomberg.
What to do in New York.
Take a Open top Bus a double Decker several times and learn every thing the Guide says.
If you have a Voice Recorder switch it on so hear what the Guide says again and again when you go home.
Take a Map and Mark all the places and visit as many as possible all the important buildings like the Empire State Building.
Visit all Museums that are their and drink coffee.Ice Creams are not so good though our hosts are crazy about it.
Note down in a Book all things you see.
It is important to write all information you get asking few of the African Young Boys who will give correct information.
Purchase DVD and any book on New York buildings and Bridges.
Take a Ferry Tour which id Free.
Take Coffee in STARBUCKS tell him how you want the coffee he will do it just like you ordered.
Visit the CHINA TOWN and study what they do.Do not carry more than $300 only.