After visiting the trip to the Intrepid, the next activity was a boat tour to see the city skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
On the way to the port, we came across MIB Headquarters, aka Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
The boat tour took us around the south end of Manhattan, so we got a good view of the skyscrapers out in the financial district.
Eventually the boat made it to Liberty Island.
We saw the Statue of Liberty in all her glory.
The boat tour cruised slowly through all the sites to make sure that people could not only take pictures, but also could appreciate the beauty that they were seeing.
The next destination was Wall Street, the world’s centre of capitalism.
The Federal Hall is located right on Wall Street.
So is the New York Stock Exchange. I remember busting through here in Modern Warfare 3 with guns blazing trying to destroy the jammer on the roof… Across the street is the JP Morgan building, which was the Gotham Stock Exchange in The Dark Knight Rises.
The Bronze Bull in Wall Street also attracts a lot of attention.
Then we walked a few blocks and go really close to the Freedom Tower (officially known as One World Trade Center). It is built on the original site of the World Trade Center site. It’s also designed to be 1776 m tall, representative of the year that America became independent. Quite a symbolic value. At the base, there is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attack. We wanted to see it, but going in required a reservation.
That was the last destination of our NYC tour. The next destination was Washington DC, the capital of the USA. It would be a few hours drive, so we wouldn’t tour the city until the day after.
More photos here