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The Buildings and their Structure
1. Abstract Qualities of the Glass
Further the diachroic surface can also be viewed as the pollution that the attacks generated. This aspect was further developed in the nine panels by the use of two other glasses with diachroic surfaces, where the effect is made visually stronger by the combination with an opaque and a mirror glass.
2. Panels 4 & 9
I was made aware of this part of the building by the photographs of tightrope walker Phillippe Petit’s journey between the Twin Towers in 1974. Details of Petit’s experiences were featured in the Observer on the 19th January 2003. The main photograph from the article was pinned to my studio wall throughout the making of Moment of Impact 9/11 and undoubtedly influenced the arrow idea. The photograph appealed nostalgically to a time that seemed very distant from the horror of 9/11, and from my personal childhood explorations of heights. For me it was about suspended time as much as a suspended person. However, the intention of Petit was to live whereas those who experienced the similar space between the towers didn’t have that option.
3. Panel 9
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