Sad ironies

1979

Today is the 9th anniversary of 9.11. We all remember it in different
ways. Each year I vividly recall that crisp September morning with
horror and sorrow. I can still smell the acrid air and see the dark
downtown clouds. But I also think of the various ironies surrounding the
event, like these two advertisements created years before, when the
World Trade Center was touted as a monument to architectural innovation.
(Thanks to Mirko Ilic)

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes a weekly column for The Atlantic online and is the "Visuals" Columnist for the New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of over 160 books on design and visual culture. And he is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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