Manhattan Sojourn—2: Around Ground Zero & Occupy Wall Street
Little realized by me and perhaps many, the World Trade Center site is around the corner from Occupied Wall Street. Newly renamed the 911 Memorial, like Liberty Square and Wall Street itself, it draws tourists and media. Its current state consists of several very tall shiny buildings, and a park which apparently contains 2 pools that sit where the towers once sat. One might enter the park with a pass from the visitor center. I declined because of the length of line. I wandered much of the periphery, peeking thru fences when I could but more interested in the onlookers whom I photographed using my hip pocket techniques. I also made one panoramic and several short movies. I joined workers mostly young white men—a reflection of the persistence of white male supremacy—to eat in a crowded Chinese restaurant across from the site. I joined the boys.