WTC Workers Graffiti New Building, But With Words of Hope
3 months ago
Feel they're "part of the redemption"
Construction workers at the World Trade Center have been scrawling graffiti on the new 104-story building. But it's okay; in fact, it's encouraged. The crews are being invited to leave messages for the ages. On the walls, beams and stairwells read these words: "Freedom Forever. WTC 9/11"; "Change is from within"; and "God Bless the workers & inhabitants of this bldg." One in particular says, "We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger!"--it was written by the President himself. Ironworker supervisor Kevin Murphy said, "This is not just any construction site, this is a special place. Everyone here wants to be here, they want to put this building up. They're part of the redemption." The workers often take pictures because the written words will disappear when the raw basic structure is covered with drywall, ceiling panels and paint. (MSNBC)