Tomorrow is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. And though there was nothing more terrible than the loss of lives that day, I ran across this image. In all, approximately 1,400 cars, trucks, fire apparatus, ambulances, and other vehicles became instant relics of pure hate; these are just some of them.
Car Lust was created to express our emotions about cars, trucks, and other vehicles. I think this picture is a very powerful statement for us to present to remember that day.
In April, 2012, I had the experience of going back to the World Trade Center after 32 years. We arrived at the Memorial at 6:30 PM; they closed at 8.
There was not enough time to even explore the plaza with the Reflecting Absence pools... when the entire site opens, I would expect half a day might not even be enough time to see the three stories of the Memorial museum.
One particular fire apparatus will forever be on display. Eleven firefighters were killed in this Ladder Company 3 truck as it was removing people from the North Tower. It will be a permanent reminder of the lost firefighters and many other people who never went home that day.
After 11 years, the scars are still with us. But the new 7 World Trade Center building is open; 4 World Trade Center has topped out; and 1 World Trade Center, formally called The Freedom Tower, is now the tallest building in New York. We are beginning to see the results of many years of careful planning and compromise.
Please feel free to leave any thoughts here.
--That Car Guy (Chuck)
Image Credit: The image is from RackCDN.com.