September 11th twelve years on

Today is the twelth anniversary of the events of September 11th 2001 in the USA.  I was in New York two years ago for the tenth anniversary, and so felt the profound and mixed sense of unease, loss, mourning, triumph and wonder that many New Yorkers feel about those events.

Sitting here in Sydney, Australia, we are remote from the experiences and the memories, and the day (we are 14 hours ahead) passed with little comment in the Australian media.  We did, however, have a large number of September 11th-themed documentaries on television.

I have not provided any links to the national newspaper USA Today, but they have provided a neat 1’30” stop motion “Earthcam” video showing how the Twin Towers site in lower Manhattan has been transformed from 2004 through 2012.  You can view the link here.

(Note that an advertisement may appear first – that’s the digital economy for you.)


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