Guided Tour of One World Trade Center, New York City – April 28th – YaleWomen Connecticut is thrilled to announce a Museum Trail stop for Saturday, April 28 at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Join NEH Public Scholar and New York Times bestseller author Judith Dupré (MDiv ‘11) on a special, behind-the-scenes tour of the Trade Center, the most complex and intensely scrutinized project in recent memory.
Judith will take us through the controversies, negotiations, and agreements that ultimately yielded the triumphant One World Trade Center, the most advanced skyscraper in the world—and one with an impossible task: to stand for everything that was lost, and reclaimed, after 9/11. The only writer given unfettered access to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s site, archives, and suppliers, she will share insights from the experts. You will hear about this tower and the other eight structures on the site just as Judith did—from those who designed and built it.
We will consider the sixteen-acre site in its entirety, and discover the many physical and symbolic connections that exist between One WTC and Two, Three, Four, and Seven World Trade Center; the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Liberty Park; St. Nicholas National Shrine; and the Transportation Hub. Judith will address the challenges of writing about a place that is wholly new—yet irrevocably bound to the past.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28; 10:30 Tour with Judith Dupré
WHERE: We will meet at northeast corner of Liberty and Greenwich Streets (Outside Four World Trade Center).
PLEASE NOTE: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella. If it's raining, we can take some (not all) indoor routes through the WTC.
RSVP: to Karen Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 20th. The minimum number for this event is 20. If we do not reach that number, the event will be cancelled.
After the tour, we welcome everyone to gather together for an optional brunch in Eataly NYC Downtown:
4 World Trade Center
101 Liberty Street, Floor 3
New York, NY 10007
Eataly has a number of dining options: various upscale food courts as well as a fine dining room. It will likely be difficult to seat the entire group in the same area, but we encourage everyone (strongly) to eat at Eataly to avoid a postprandial search expedition!
In the afternoon you might consider visiting the following:
- 9/11 Memorial Museum: You will need to purchase tickets in advance for this. They are $25.
- One World Trade Center Observatory: Tickets are $34.
The One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building website: One WTC Book: Biography of the Building - Judith Dupré
Judith’s column in TIME magazine, on the 15th anniversary of the September 11, about the power of stories at the WTC: The Healing Power of Rebuilding the World Trade Center
- A video excerpt from CBS Sunday Morning from 9/11/16