Looks like Google has a little extra love for New York City. The company has just added three of the city’s landmark areas to its maps, making it possible for people to take virtual tours through the 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy disaster zones and the iconic Central Park.

Google Maps now includes the moving tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks (above). Panoramic images of the memorial’s North and South pools offer a clear view of the victims’ names engraved. Google also teamed up with Historypin to showcase user imagery from the Hurricane Sandy emergency zones — before, during and after — for online visitors. (Areas cover New York, as well as other points from Maryland to New England.)


In Central Park, GMaps had already documented the interior roads, but thanks to a partnership with the Central Park Conservancy, the park’s walking paths, famous sites and lesser known areas have also been captured as Street Views.