Photo of the Day: The 88 searchlights of the Twin Towers’ Tribute in Light shine brightly while the half-built One World Trade Center, the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex, stands tall nearby, bathed in red, white, and blue.
[ap via atlanticwire.]
The view, from my apartment, was the World Trade Center.
Now it’s gone.
They attacked it. This symbol of, of American ingenuity and strength, and labor and imagination and commerce and it is gone.
But you know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty. The view from the south of Manhattan is the Statue of Liberty.
You can’t beat that.
“Reblog if you really care”
No thanks, and fuck you.
I’ll pass, you know why? Because I already experienced 9/11 and know people who died that day and families who lost people. If you want to remember the event when the 10th anniversary comes this weekend, write about those we lost, celebrate how New Yorkers came together to help each other that day or express frustration at how long construction has taken and how for nearly 10 years a fucking pit sat where two national monuments once stood.
That’s the deaths of thousands of people in one moment, not just a building collapsing.
Let’s not reduce and trivialize it to a Fucking GIF file.