Scenes from the World Trade Center 9/11/14

September 11th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized

For some reason I didn’t even try to go to the Memorial Plaza. I just assumed it would be closed to everyone except the family and friends of the people who died on 9/11. But maybe it wasn’t? After a lovely service for peace at St. Paul’s Chapel I walked around.

This year I was drawn to signs. After taking this guy’s picture I said “thank you,” and he said, “thank you, sister.” Nobody has ever called me sister before. Not even my brothers.

World Trade Center on September 11, 2014

The truthers were out in force. In the beginning people would shout at them. Now, everyone ignores them. It was the quietest demonstration ever.

World Trade Center on September 11, 2014

In answer to the question on the lower right: I did know, actually. When I moved Echo out of our offices downtown the year before 9/11, a friend who worked in building 7 offered to store our many boxes of paperwork there. We lost it all, but in terms of loss that day it was nothing. I was glad really. I’m the opposite of a hoarder. I’m a parer-downer.

World Trade Center on September 11, 2014

Sigh. What’s a 9/11 anniversary without some asshole spewing hate? Oh, but notice the Mennonites in the background? They were all over the place singing. More pictures of them below. Because I love the singing Mennonites. They are all about peace and love. (I think!)

World Trade Center on September 11, 2014

Uh-oh. Two girls are not looking at their conductor! I’m sure he understood. There was so much going on, so much to look at.

World Trade Center on September 11, 2014

Hello, Mr. State Trooper. They were watching something going on in a blocked off area in front of them.

World Trade Center on September 11, 2014

Here are lots of people watching the blocked off area. This is the building I mentioned in the post before this one by the way, where I used to work in the 1980s.

101 Barclay Street on September 11, 2014

The blocked off area. I couldn’t see what people were looking at. The backs of a bunch of cameramen filming something further in the distance?

In front of 101 Barclay Street on September 11, 2014

More Mennonite singers. To sing us out of this post. Thank you, singers.

World Trade Center on September 11, 2014

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  1. 3 Responses to “Scenes from the World Trade Center 9/11/14”

  2. By christine on Sep 11, 2014

    Thank you for these pictures… I just couldn’t go.

  3. By Stacy Horn on Sep 13, 2014

    Hi Chris! Certainly no one would expect you to come all the way into the city for any of these anniversaries.

  4. By eah on Sep 15, 2014

    You could shut the “truthers” right up by convincingly explaining how WTC-7 — a modern, steel-framed building completed in 1987 (ie it was less than 15 years old — look up when the Empire State Building was completed) could collapse the way it did. Find a video of it — it’s quite remarkable.

    And I’m not so sure that saying Jews control America qualifies as “hate”. Jews do seem to have outsized influence, eg in foreign policy (Israel, Middle East, the way mainly Jewish neocons promoted war with Iraq), finance (name the last non-Jewish head of the Federal Reserve), and the entertainment industry.

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