There is much to think about while walking through the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan. The obvious, of course, is the mayhem that occurred that day and the stark reality of the names etched along the massive pools representing the North and South towers.

But I also found myself marveling at the design so lovingly created by architect Michael Arad and it was exhilarating to see the development happening around the memorial. I regularly see the progress from across the Hudson River when I’m at the Hoboken waterfront, but it’s completely different being there, dwarfed by skyscrapers climbing into the sky.

And then there was the Survivor Tree. Well, that required a whole Game Plan column to process.

Today’s Game Plan: What the Survivor Tree Can Teach Us