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Tribute in Light

Tribute in Light
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“The Tribute in Light was a temporary art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center from March 11 to April 14, 2002 to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 attacks.”
(From Wikipedia)

On March 11, 2002, the night that they illuminated the “Tribute in Light,” I took a ferry across the Hudson river to get some pictures of the lights over lower Manhattan. Attempting to reconcile the new skyline in my mind, I tried imagining where the Towers had been. But with all of the chaos and emotions of the previous six months, I found it hard to remember their place and scale in the skyline.

About a year earlier, I had been in the same place (a park on the riverside in Jersey City, NJ) taking daytime shots of the not-yet-disturbed NYC skyline for use in the wedding invitations that my fiancée Michelle and I were designing. …read more →