USS New York Docks in NYC
It was partly intended as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on New York’s Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, but, considering America’s bellicose response to that tragedy, it’s hard not to read more into the story of the USS New York, a new Navy warship constructed partly from melted-steel remnants of the World Trade Center. Last weekend, the ship made an auspicious stop near New York City’s Ground Zero for a commemorative ceremony. –KA
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The USS New York sailed up the Hudson River to near Ground Zero, where it fired a 21-gun salute in tribute to those killed in the 2001 attacks.
[…] The bow of the boat contains 7.5 tonnes of melted steel from the fallen buildings of the World Trade Center.
The ship’s crest includes images of the Twin Towers and features the colours of the city departments that first responded to the terrorist attacks in which nearly 3,000 people died.
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