Images of the twin towers
by Kelvin Smith
On the 14th anniversary of the attacks that destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, it is interesting that a simple internet search produces limited images and little information to tell of the period from their completion in 1973 to their destruction in 2001, a period when the buildings were such an integral part of the life and spirit of the city. It is as if that period of the twin towers’ existence has been written out of history. World Trade Center is a name now used by totally different buildings, and no image of the twin towers recaptures the optimism they once represented.
Worth noting too that In the Shadow of No Towers produced by comic book artist Art Spiegelman is one of the books that future historians will rely on to interpret American reactions to the events of 9/11 in the days and weeks that followed.
[Art Speigelman. 2004. In the Shadow of No Towers.]