Phantoms Rising – The Freedom Tower in NYC

Even in its digital phantom, the photograph qua photograph belies cultural anxieties.

Ten years later and the site of 9/11’s most horrendous act is still ‘under construction.’ The view from a Bowery Street vantage point, reveals a half-built Freedom Tower (farthest right building). The brightly lit core in the photo’s center cannot compete with the scratches of the image’s edge; their quiet terror amplifies the tower’s righteous excess.

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