September 20, 2011

Looking Back to 9/11, Part 10

This is the tenth installment looking back at commentary and poetry I wrote following the events of September 11, 2001. The ninth installment can be found here.

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.

Lower Manhattan

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.

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