— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

SKY COWBOYS.


(Photo: Damon Winter)

There really isn’t alot for me with my lowly blog to add to some of the already mountainous prose written about that day 10 years ago. The New York Times has naturally, been at the forefront of documenting the significance of 9/11. ‘The Reckoning’ is well worth a read. Yet, through all the moments of reflection, this audio and photographic piece documenting the ‘Sky Cowboys’ was something that really stood out.

The ‘Sky Cowboys’ are the Ironworkers furiously building 1 World Trade Center. The photos are both stomach churning and remarkable in their depiction of an extraordinary job, while the stories of these men are deeply personal and touching.

Well worth 3 minutes of your time on this day.

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