New York: A Gothic Memorial

Despite market forces, thought must be given to a memorial on the site of the WTC.

September 30, 2001, 7:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"...The core of a great monument lies readily at hand: the bent, partially scorched segments of the World Trade Center facade left in the rubble. In the 2,000-degree heat from the explosions, these fragments turned Gothic. Arches formed. Like other ruins, the remains are weirdly moving and beautiful. Only superficially intact, these large sections are remnants, instantly reminding us of what and who else were once there, too, and are no longer. Several stories high, they would not be lost from view among the working buildings."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Saturday, September 29, 2001 in The Christian Science Monitor

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