This 9/11 retrospective has nearly run its course. The post below, which originally appeared here, probably qualifies as comic relief, or, perhaps dark comic relief.
by Lionel E. Deimel
September 15, 2004
Recently, I saw a news segment on television about a Dick Cheney campaign event at the Statue of Liberty. The correspondent said something about the changed view of Lower Manhattan from Liberty Island since the destruction of the Twin Towers. For the first time, it struck me that "Lower Manhattan" has taken on a somewhat different meaning since the events of September 11, 2001.