About 10048 Zip
About 10048 Zip Code
10048 is a Zip Code that is bound to strike a chord with everyone who believes in the slogan of ‘Long Live America’. Home to the former World Trade Center; this Zip code tells us a story of a tragic incident, loss of a number of innocent lives, and the eventual rebuilding of hope.
On the Map: 41 degrees latitude and -74 degrees longitude in the Northeast region.
Breaking it Down: The boundary to this Zip extends from Vesey Street in the North, West Street in the West, Church Street in the East and Liberty Street in the South.
World Trade Center: No conversation surrounding Zip 10048 can reach finality without the mention of the World Trade Center Attacks of September 11th, 2001. Originally the World Trade Center of NYC originally covered around 16 acres. This magnificent work of art, however, was razed to the ground in the tragic 9/11 attacks. The very land upon which these twin towers stood is now aptly called ‘Ground Zero’.
Zip Code 10048: The United States Postal Service or USPS has kept the mailing lists associated with this Zip code alive. A lot of mail continues to be sent to 10048; and most of these come from senders who have forgotten to update their bulk mailing lists. In all likelihood, the World Trade Center buildings that are being currently constructed on the site will get assigned the same Zip code.
The Damage: According to experts, when WTC 1 (the North Tower) collapsed, falling debris struck 7 World Trade Center and ignited fires on multiple floors. The uncontrolled flames engulfed huge chunks of the structure and ultimately led to the progressive collapse of the structure. Portions of the South Tower also damaged the nearby Deutsche Bank Building, which soon became filled with toxic dust.
Sustained Hope: Today ten years after the attacks, only one building, i.e. 7 World Trade Center has been rebuilt. The plan to complete the remaining construction is underway.
Memorial & Museum: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which has been constructed at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc is said to be a masterpiece. Sitting on a comfortable 8 acres, the Memorial Plaza is said to be filled with a good 400 trees, which help in creating a contemplative space; your escape route from the sounds and sights that remind you of everyday city life. Built to honor the 3000 who lost their lives in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 as well as February 26, 1993; the museum will present a sequential narrative of the experiences that people underwent. Individual and personal encounters will be presented within the overall context of a historical narrative.