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NOLA uptown and Lights from Brooklyn


Chuck and Iris came back to Philadelphia last night. They had made a trip to their house in uptown New Orleans and retrieved some precious things. Chuck reported that a team from the Historic New Orleans Collection — under armed guard — had gotten in to the museum and rescued the objects and artifacts. Iris said that a group from the LSU Medical Center had rescued the vacuum bottles containing the frozen cell lines needed for research — although nothing else was brought out. Below are a couple of pictures from Chuck’s flickr page. There are many more at his site.

Also last night, our NY correspondent, Brent Burket, wrote from his home in Brooklyn to say they were testing the lights for the “Tribute in Light,” the Creative Time project memorializing the victims of the 9-11 disaster. The bottom image is the picture he sent.

I think it’s important to consider both disasters together — and to remember how a certain tough-talking, slow-acting, bottom-line programming administration has failed us twice.
Claiborne and Carrollton.

The house.

“My view,” Brent Burket’s shot from his window last night. I uploaded it to my flickr site. See it bigger here. Here’s more on the project, which will run tonight.

Tribute in Light was originally produced in 2002 by John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi of PROUN Space Studio, artists Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda, architect Richard Nash Gould, and lighting designer Paul Marantz, in association with Creative Time and the Municipal Art Society. In 2003, the producers of the initial Tribute in Light, were honored that The City of New York continues to present the temporary light memorial to commemorate the anniversary of September 11, 2001.