One World Trade Center and lower Manhattan, seen from the Empty Sky memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey
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In honor of those we've lost
Today we're featuring the view from the Empty Sky memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River, to where the World Trade Center's Twin Towers once stood in New York City's lower Manhattan. The Empty Sky memorial honors the 749 people from New Jersey who were killed on September 11, 2001. Their names are etched on two massive steel walls that form a tunnel directing the visitor's gaze to one of the sites of the deadliest terrorist attack in history. The name Empty Sky comes directly from a song by New Jersey's favorite son, Bruce Springsteen, about the 'empty sky' where the Twin Towers once stood before they were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.