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    Posted October 23, 2010 by
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    Landmarks of the Past, Landmarks of the Future


    For 30 years, for some of them the tallest buildings in the world, two twin towers stood at the southern end of the island of Manhattan.

    They came to redefine the skyline of a city known for its skyline, so tall they could be seen, as I remember so clearly, from the window of an Amtrak train somewhere in New Jersey, many miles away, as if saying "you're almost home".

    Climbing to the top of one of them, on a clear day, you could really see forever.

    When the F train came out to the elevated tracks before the Smith/9th subway station in Brooklyn, they were there, shining silver.

    The towers of the past are remembered once a year by two beams of light that seem to recreate them.

    The towers of the future, the footprints of the towers of the past, exactly where they stood for so many years, will be part of a memorial.


    The first picture was taken with my cellphone, from the top of a nearby tower,

    The second one was taken for a collaboration with fellow i-repoter and friend Lulis Leal (JoyfulGypsy) for the anniversary of 9/11 in 2009, the Tribute in Lights, on a cloudy night.

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