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Erected in 1995, these six glass towers designed by Stanley Saitowitz spring up in the midst of attractions that celebrate freedom, reminding us of the consequences of its absence. The pattern on the glass, which at first appears merely decorative, is actually 6 million random numbers, one for each Jew who died during the Holocaust. As you pass through, pause to read the inscriptions.

To continue on the Freedom Trail: Follow Hanover Street across the Rose Kennedy Greenway to reach the North End, which begins at Cross Street. Take Hanover Street 1 block to Richmond Street, passing the post office on your right. Turn right, go 1 block, and turn left.