The Chapel That Stood

The Chapel That Stood: A Morning of Remembrance and Reconciliation at St. Paul’s Chapel

 

September 11, 2015, 8 a.m. Stepping out of the Cortland St. subway stop onto Church Street, one looks directly at the newly-built Three World Trade Center. It seems like any other day in Lower Manhattan, with loud construction noise, police directing the traffic, businessmen in their suits hurrying down the street. Once you look more closely though, you realize that it’s not. There is too much police presence for a regular day, and it is not only businesswomen in the street, but also firemen in their dress uniforms, with white caps in their hands. They walk towards the entrance of the 9/11-memorial, where – like every year – the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks will be read.

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Published on: NYU Magazine (September 2015).

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