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Interim Shrine Is Proposed for Victims of 1993 Bombing

Lives and innocence were lost 11 years ago today, when the World Trade Center was attacked for the first time. Then the survivors lost again. On Sept. 11, 2001, they lost their memorial – a simple, circular granite fountain by the artist Elyn Zimmerman, set in a surprisingly tranquil alcove between the north tower and the Marriott Hotel – where they gathered every Feb. 26 after a Mass at nearby St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. There, at 12:18 p.m. (by Charles J. Maikish’s watch), they would let a moment’s silence pass and cast roses onto the rose-colored stones. “We’re sort of a group without a place now to memorialize the sacrifice of those who perished and were injured,” said Mr. Maikish, who was the director of the world trade department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time of the 1993 attack. Four authority employees were among the six people killed when a truck bomb exploded on level B2 of the underground parking garage at the trade center. Full Story

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