It goes up again tonight.
“The twin towers of light, made up of 44 searchlights near Ground Zero, are meant to represent the fallen twin towers of the World Trade Center. Depending on weather conditions, the columns of light can be seen for at least 20 miles around the trade center complex.” — Official Website of the U.S. Navy
Limited visibility is predicted for tonight, due to lingering showers, cloudy skies and patches of fog. Could be the weatherman is telling us something … like, how about giving 9/11 a rest? That means you, Peggy, thoughtful column notwithstanding, and you and you and you and you and you … we’ve still got the 10th anniversary to go.
“It’s a zoo around here,” a friend messages from her office in lower Manhattan a stone’s throw from Ground Zero. Which is putting it charitably.
Postscript: Judging by the clicks, this exploitative photo is getting a lot of play today. When I posted it last year, I linked the photo to the history.com page about the stunning documentary 102 Minutes That Changed America. If you want to know what happened in lower Manhattan on that fateful day eight years ago, go to the page and click on the “9/11 video.”