Picture Of The Day #121

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The Tribute in Light Memorial.

The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed six blocks south of the World Trade Centre on top of the Battery Parking Garage in New York City to create two vertical columns of light to represent the Twin Towers in remembrance of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Tribute in Light began initially as a temporary commemoration of the attacks in early 2002 but became an annual commemoration, currently produced on September 11th by the Municipal Art Society of New York.

On clear nights, the lights can be seen from over 60 miles away, visible in all of New York City and most of suburban Northern New Jersey and Long Island. The two beams cost approximately $1,626 per day to run. There are 88 xenon spotlights which each consume 7,000 watts.

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Lord Davidd of Birko OBE DASc

A sad and lonely old man who used to have a life but it has now been taken over by his dedication to the cause of saving Renault Bears, running Jammy Toast and searching eBay, car boot sales, charity shops, lofts and even under beds for his beloved bears. He has even now taken in Flat Eric to save him from homelessness – his life is no longer his own!

22 Comments on “Picture Of The Day #121”

  1. Worth remembering that Donald Trump gave an interview just after 9/11 and his response was to boast that, due to the destruction of the Twin Towers, his building had just become the tallest in lower Manhattan.

  2. Every 9/11, I remember where I was when the twin towers fell & the way our nation rallied together. I remember feeling more patriotic than I ever had before & every 9/11 since has served as a reminder to be thankful for freedom & not take for granted what we have.

  3. An even better photograph would have been of the First Responders who did a Step Up For Heroes Memorial Stair Climb — in full gear! Going up and down the steps enough times to equal 110 flights of stairs. That’s the number that was in each of the twin towers in NYC!

  4. I was in school and we all stopped to watch it on the TV. I was too young to understand what was happening but one of our teachers was crying. I think that was the first time I ever saw an adult cry.

    Where was everyone else?

  5. The Treasury are desperately searching for the department’s official cat after he went missing, Jammy Toast News can reveal. Three-year-old Gladstone is believed to be on the loose around Westminster and officials have put out an alert to all staff in a bid to track him down.

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