The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced this week that the fence surrounding the World Trade Center site for the past 13 years will finally be removed as New York City prepares for the National September 11 Museum to open in May 2014.
The 16-acre site, via a long blue fence, has been cut off from
the rest of downtown during the rebuilding process. The
September 11 Memorial opened two years ago, but access has been limited to ticketed
visitors who pass through the fence on a narrow walkway. When the west and south sections of the fence is dismantled this year, people will be able to go
back and forth freely between the memorial and parts of downtown.
It will also make hotels that are popular for corporate meetings, such as the W Downtown, much easier to access.