Friday, September 16, 2005

9/11 Memorial, From Russia with Love

This story went very unnoticed yesterday. Vladamir Putin was in Bayonne, New Jersey, for the ceremonial ground breaking for a 10 story monument to 9/11. Apparently, the memorial, designed and built by a Russian artist, was originally destined for Jersey City, but it received heavy criticism from people who thought American artists should be commisioned for any memorial, and others who thought it was "corny." The memorial will be a focal point for those who enter New York Harbor, and given the controversial memorial plans in Pennsylvania and for the new Freedom Tower site, I personally think this memorial (see pic) strikes just the right chord.

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