Magazine article Geographical

Manhattan Murder Misery. (World Monuments)

Magazine article Geographical

Manhattan Murder Misery. (World Monuments)

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Each month Geographical visits one of the world's 100 most endangered monuments. Lower Manhattan has been added to the 2002 list following the World Trade Center attacks

Though primarily an attack on human life, the horrors of 11 September were also an assault on cultural symbols. In response, the World Monuments Fund (WMF),whose headquarters is in New York, took the unprecedented step of adding Lower Manhattan to its Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites. "Ground Zero has become site 101," said Colin Amery, Director of the WMF in the UK at the Watch List's launch in London.

Normality is taking a long time to return to New York, with some residents saying they felt as though time stood still in the aftermath of the attacks. WMF, however, is determined to go back to the future. It will be drawing attention to Lower Manhattan's buildings, which are so relevant to the country's past, and raising money to survey them for damage and protect them for future generations. …

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