Tag: <span>World Trade Center</span>

Caught a glimpse of Martin Freeman on Parky on Saturday night. This was after watching “The Siege” the Denzel Washington, Annette Benning, Bruce Willis terrorist thriller that never got released (it’s all about terrorist attacks in New York, and was filmed pre-9/11) —it’s worth a watch actually, given the extra poignancy of some shots featuring the World Trade Center.

Anyway, back to Parky and Martin Freeman. Naturally, they showed a clip of The Office and I found myself giggling along. Louise and my Mum were less than impressed though and quickly came to the conclusion that you need to work IN an office to find The Office funny. Is this true?

Ohh and I bet Mr. Freeman may, one day, regret his “there is no reason for anyone, once they’ve got a bit of money, to ever do anything that isn’t any good” statement.


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Eight finalists have been revealed in the competition to design a permanent memorial at the site of the World Trade Center.

Personally I think Reflecting Absence is the most appropriate, but prefer the design of the Memorial Cloud.

Unfortunately the whole thing is spoiled for me by the descriptive passages accompanying each submission…

For example – from the Memorial Cloud submission:
“Our design is guided by our respect for the sacred ground. Accordingly, we limit the cloud to touching the ground for support on only five points; we judiciously open the earth beneath the World Trade Center Tower footprints only to provide visitors access to the symbolic “bedrock” level, creating thereby a processional passage of light and subterranean darkness. The procession that carries visitors beside the repository for the “unidentified remains” connects both footprints with the channel along the exposed slurry wall.”

Or – from the Lower Waters submission:
“Our physical movement throughout the site, the inclined park and the various levels of memorial and museum, represents our emotional movement through the experiences of memory, grief, discovery, hope, and rebirth.”

Suggestion: why not leave the site as it is, surely that is the most provocative message of them all.

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Prayers, thoughts and condolences to everyone involved in this horror.

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