Remembering September 11
The city in crisis: a photo portfolio of 9/11 and the weeks that followed.
Rising to Greatness
By Joseph Giovannini
Who would question the notion that whatever replaces the Twin Towers must transcend everyday design? Not these architectural visionaries, who looked into a blasted void and saw whole new worlds.
By Jennifer Senior
For some families of those killed on September 11, private grief was swiftly transformed into public action. And now the Coalition of 9/11 Families, with a sense of mission built on immense loss, has become aggressive and media-savvy in promoting its agenda for the site: “It’s a cemetery,” says one member, “without headstones.”
He Feels Your Pain
By Chris Smith
On September 10, Rudy Giuliani’s accomplishments as mayor had largely been eclipsed by his character flaws. By September 12, he was the country’s most beloved statesman. A year on the speaking circuit hasn’t dampened his public’s ardor – but where can it take him?
The Media, the Message
By Michael Wolff
Did 9/11 change everything, as many – especially in the media – have maintained? Or will it turn out to have been more like a natural disaster – tragic, but not a turning point?
Day by Day
By Meryl Gordon
For many 9/11 widows, the teary chaos of mourning’s first wave is over. Only now are they realizing how large are the craters in their lives. Four stories from the front lines of loss.