Punch on: Open thread 11/09/2012
It’s the 11th anniversary of September 11. Almost 3,000 were killed in the terrorist attacks. Two giant impressions, above, remain at the site as a memorial. The names of the deceased are dotted around the waterfalls.
As President Obama put it last week, Osama Bin Laden is dead, al-Qaeda’s leadership decimated and a new tower is soaring above New York. The new One World Trade Centre building is taller than the Empire State.
Re-read some of our coverage of the 2011’s 10-year anniversary: US correspondent Paul Toohey on hope, Punch writer Dan Piotrowski on growing up in the age of terrorism, architect Phillip Vivian’s take on the “dignity and humanity” of the original World Trade Centre towers and Ant Sharwood’s letter to his son, whose birthday is on 9/11.
It’s Tuesday. What’s on your mind?
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