Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tiles For America, Greenwich Village




Tiles For America is a 9/11 memorial consisting of hundreds of tiles expressing the thoughts and emotions of New Yorkers in the days after the attacks which are displayed on a block-long fence at the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street in Greenwich Village, directly across the street from the building that until recently was St. Vincent's Hospital. It was at St. Vincent's on the night of Sept. 11th that thousands of volunteers waited in line to give blood in anticipation of the arrival of survivors. Because the tiles are relatively weather-proof and the fence is on private property, this grass roots memorial stands to this day.

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Blogger Henry Krinkle said...

That's an amazing thing. It really makes a person small to think back on the events of ten years past. I'm glad that tributes like are still present.

I've never been to New York, anywhere on the east coast for that matter, but have enjoyed scrolling through your blog.

I drove a taxi in San Diego up until about a month ago, for a variety of reasons. It's something that i'll never forget, and I have recently started a blog recounting my experiences. If you would like to check it out - http://corruptionincortez.blogspot.com/

I linked back to your site too.

Be safe - Henry

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