Tuesday, November 24, 2009

St. Paul's Chapel

Right beside Ground Zero is St. Paul's Chapel.
After the terriorist attack on September 11, 2001, which led to the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, St. Paul's Chapel served as a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers at the WTC site. Apparently the chapel during the attack of the twin towers remained intact...no windows were broken. Not a crack in the foundation. Nothing was disturbed. Inside the chapel you will find 23 different artifacts on display, a collection of cots, crosses, banners, letters, teddy bears all donated after September 11th, and hear the stories behind them. I didn't take any pictures inside because there was just something sacred about this church and the memories left behind. Today, St. Paul's continues as an active part of the Parish of Trinity Church, holding services, weekday concerts, occasional lectures, and providing a shelter for the homeless.

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