Private Talk The World Trade Center Complex: From Tragedy To Triumph
New York, New York
From $600 | 1 Hour | Hear the Talk and Create Your Own Memory Book
“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.” ― Colin Powell
• Learn about the design competition to rebuild the World Trade Center site and the transformation of Lower Manhattan
• Understand the complexity of the Fulton Transportation Center and its challenging design
• Explore the new Oculus Transportation Hub and learn why it was so far over budget and late
• Hear the story about the design of the 9/11 Memorial and how it changed from inception to execution
• See the design elements that will be incorporated into the new Ronald Perlman Performing Arts Center
More about this talk:
Rising from the ashes from the attack on September 11, 2001, downtown New York has become a welcoming designation for thousands of new residents. This transformation from commercial center, to multi-use residential and commercial complex has been an 18+ year design and financial challenge; however, the results are impressive. The design competition and politics that would transform the complex from a hole in the ground to a center for remembrance, reflection and new growth has been a labor of love. You’ll be able to see the designs, how they evolved and what is currently at the site.
These 45- 60-minute presentations use over 100 images taking you on a visual journey which makes the City come to life. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a native New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on makes New York so special. Kitt’s tips, will provide insider access for shopping, dining and entertainment allowing you to explore the City, neighborhood by neighborhood on your own and at your own pace.
Add a visit the site with Kitt Garrett, or one of our partners, or on your own. It’s a great way to be in a location and enjoy it. Kitt can provide either a 4-hour half day or 6-hour full day tour at additional cost. See Navigating New York Like a Native Walks.
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• Meeting room, AV, screen and podium for more than 4 attendees
• Tips/gratuities for your guide
• Admission inside any optionally visited venues such as museums, observatories, etc.
• Anything not specifically detailed in your selected talks’ description.
From 1993 – 2016, Kitt Garrett, lecturer, travel and tourism consultant was the Founder and CEO of Discover New York and Beyond. She grew the company to be the leader in personalized travel to New York City by designing extraordinary experiences for corporate, leisure and native New Yorkers who wished to go beyond the New York they already knew. Using her expertise and extraordinary contacts, Kitt was named Condé Nast Top Destination Specialist for 8 years. Kitt sold Discover New York & Beyond in 2016 to a well-established production company in NY.
Kitt was featured on the “Travel Channel,” “Delta Shuttle Magazine,” “Town and Country Travel” and “Elite Magazine.” She has been the guest lecturer on the QE II, The World, Residences at Sea, private clubs and corporations.
While living in the U.S., Australia, Hong Kong and Mexico, Kitt taught cooking and designed food products for Fortune 500 companies.
Kitt holds Advanced Certificates from the Culinary Institute of America, The Higher Certificate from the London Wine and Spirit Trust, and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Tourism Management, New York University, graduating summa cum laude, and earned her designation as a Destination Management Certified Professional, and licensed New York City Guide and Certified by the Guides Association of New York City.
She is a member of the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation, The Historic District Council, The Beaux Arts Alliance, The Art Deco Society, Society of General Mechanics and Tradesmen, the American Institute of Architecture, the Friends of the Upper East Side, Historic District Council, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, The Architectural League of New York, The Institute of Classical Art and Architecture, Friends of the Upper West Side, Friends of Terra Cotta and Grand Central Atelier. Her credentials are unmatched.
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