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ESSAY: New York's 9/11, and not letting go

ESSAY: New York's 9/11, and not letting go

Great cities are like the sea. They swallow their dead.
New York has absorbed many horrors through its history, but most traces of them have long since been allowed to vanish.
There was once a place called Five Points, where murderous gangs reigned. You couldn't even find it on a map now. The factory building where young women leapt to their deaths to escape the inferno consuming the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. is a university office. The 1,021 souls who burned in 20 minutes aboard


Updated : 2021-08-03 12:58 GMT+08:00