WITH just days to the 10th anniversary of 2001 terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade centre, a book of photographs by a Spanish photographer has been published, Alfredo Bloy reports.
‘MEMORY REMAINS’ is large format book published this month featuring photography by
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, some 1.8 million tons of debris were removed from the
A small fraction of this material was selected for preservation and kept at Hangar 17 at
Torres, was engaged by National September 11 Memorial to document the powerful relics at Hangar 17 and the stories they tell.
He was granted special access to visit
He was 600 feet from the towers when it happened. “When something like that happens you don’t think, you just react. I felt that I had to do two things immediately. One: call my mother in
None of the people he knows were hurt in the incidents.
A decade on, Francesc believes the city has recovered. “In its inner core
Accompanying his photography are several pieces of writing that address the question of what place the memory of 9/11 will take in the history of the
US magazine Newsweek senior editor Jerry Adler writes the primary text of the book, explaining how the remains of Ground Zero came to be carried to Hangar 17 and what happened to them there.
Yale historian David Blight offers a piece on how 9/11 will reshape American history. The book also includes a statement by the curator of the forthcoming 9/11 Museum at the
On the morning of
Memory Remains: 9/11 Artifacts at Hangar 17 by Francesc Torres (Price $50, National Geographic). Large format hardcover, 192 pages. Avaliable from Amazon and some local English language bookshops.