The Winter Garden, 1-5 April 2001. See
the Winter Garden, the rebuilding begins,"
by Glenn Collins, NYTimes, 22 March 2002. At bottom,
an NYPD cutter (behind it, on the horizon, Ellis Island
flanked by the Statue of Liberty and the old train
station in Liberty State Park [New Jersey] converted
to a cultural center) tied up in what I'd rather
think of as the ketch Rebecca's slip at North Cove
Marina, where the adjacent photo was shot from.
(Digital Ink, Varick Street at Vandam, has in its
windows a wonderful aerial panoramic of much of
downtown before the attack [detail, left] that
it's selling to benefit the Red Cross; Rebecca is
quite recognizable in the adjacent slip at North
Cove.) World Financial Center buildings are in
partial use and a few restaurants are open as
reconstruction proceeds. After seeing the notice
that the Winter Garden was one of the structures
that rescue workers were forbidden to enter I
believed for a few weeks that it had been damaged
beyond repair, so this reconstruction is especially
gratifying to me.
--adpF, 7 April 2002