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Saturday, July 24, 2004

Fixing a hole

90 West is the building on the southwest corner of Ground Zero that for a long time was draped in black. You may recall it had a huge tapestry with the statue of liberty painted in abstract and it said something about the power of love or something like that.

Anyway, it's a beautiful and historic Cass Gilbert building and they finally took that cover off to reveal the shocking amount of damage suffered by the facade. The photo below is just one of many horrible gashes.

The other day I walked by there and was interested to see how it is they're going to patch those holes. They have pieces that match the contours of the facade with big bolts sticking out of them. I guess they're just going to screw them to the frame of the building. -or else maybe they screw them to each other? I'll try to keep an eye out and snap a shot if I see them actually doing the construction.

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