Monday, September 11, 2006

Tribute in Light

After having been quite intimately involved in the clusterfuck that is the redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site for the past five years, I can say that the Tribute In Light is the most eloquent memorial that could have been constructed. The first time it was lit, back in spring of 2002, I had the fortune of seeing it from the air on a plane landing at LaGuardia. It was spectacular; a beautiful, simple and haunting beacon that can be seen from the entire city.

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has guaranteed funding through 2008, but beyond that the fate of the Tribute is up in the air.