NYC: St. Paul's Chapel (WTC ground zero). My girlfriend and I stumbled on this after looking at the aftermath of 911...we were amazed this little church went unscathed by the absolute devastation just across the street. Upon learning it's history, one has to imagine some greater force at work here... Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, this church has been a rock through time. In 1776, it survived the Great New York City Fire after British capture. Then, on September 11, 2001 it survived the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center.