Freedom Tower

Studio 365: Day 254

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Freedom Tower IV

To commemorate a day that is forever etched into our collective memories, today’s monochromatic Freedom Tower IV follows Versions I, II and III from February of this year after our moving visit to The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York.

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The letters for this quote from Virgil in the Memorial Hall of the Museum were forged from remnant World Trade Center steel by blacksmith Tom Joyce. Surrounding the quote is an art installation entitled Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning by the artist Spencer Finch who created the work “to pay tribute to the victims and to explore both the personal and the collective nature of memory.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale II

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The scale of One World Trade Center, the “Freedom Tower”, rising like the phoenix above the 9/11 Memorial Site, is a wonder to behold. It seems to represent not only freedom but so much more: defiance, resilience, endurance, hope and perhaps above all remembrance.

No day shall erase you from the memory of time…Virgil

This quote from Virgil, which I posted on thechangingpalette three days ago, is displayed in the hall of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It seems appropriate to post it once again to accompany today’s images.

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