A Tribute to NYC on the fifth anniversary of the attack on the world trade centre plus audio file.

GHOSTLY MANHATTAN SKYLINE without its twin towers, hardened New Yorkers nod as they pass each day, legions of outsiders confirming that the impossible is real.

No crass commercialism is allowed here - not a hawker to be seen.

In small huddles, people talk, stare, grasp the dimensions of empty space.

The NYFD unit stands across the street from the chasm, its gleaming trucks parked ready to sprint out into the void again, bronzed images of comrades who fell that day are welded to the station house wall.

A cross from the charred metal infrastructure has been left from the twisted wreckage that will forever be etched in the consciousness.

In the giant gaping hole there is where the subway used to run underneath the great building.

The dust clouds, that still haunt the mind, have left a permanent, musty film. Five years later dust still permeates the consciousness, the smell, skin, the eyes.

What a nightmare to clear the site? Still they carry on, passionate, diligent construction workers on a mission from God.

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Peter Botsman 
Ph: 02 44-65-1665

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