Taylor Swift's Favorite Tourist Spot in New York Is the 9/11 Memorial


In an interview with BuzzFeed, new and true New Yorker Taylor Swift said she considers the World Trade Center memorial the one New York City tourist attraction that’s actually as good as everyone says it is.

In response to the question, “Which NYC tourist attraction is actually worth the hype?”, Swift said:

Visiting the World Trade Center Memorial is one of the most life-changing events you can experience. It’s something you should be emotionally prepared for, because it’s so real and honest, just like New York itself. I’ll never forget the moment when I was in the “In Memoriam” room, looking at all of the photos of those who lost their lives that day. The man who had been giving me my tour looked at me and said, “Would you like to see my brother’s picture?”

Taylor’s opinion on this matter was foreshadowed on Twitter earlier this year, and even earlier still, when she wrote an unreleased song about 9/11 called “Didn’t They.”

Excuse me while I reread Steve Kandell’s piece “The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction”/then blow up my own brain (that’s a lyric from my new song about 9/11, title TBA).

Image of Taylor Swift at the top of what is not her favorite New York tourist attraction, the Empire State Building via Taylor Swift/Instagram

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