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Tangle Refresher 111 – Featuring NYC’s “Tribute in Light” …

Tangle Refresher!It’s so hard for me to believe that the events of 9/11 occurred 14 years ago. It still feels so raw.

And whenever Robert and I are watching a movie or a TV program where the Twin Towers still fill the New York City skyline, a jolt of sadness and regret and many other thoughts and emotions go through my mind. Not the least of which is prayer for the souls taken in the attacks. How our world and our security have changed since those unspeakable events in NYC, at the Pentagon, and on Flight 93.

This morning’s New York Times website features the article “Tribute in Light Captures Grief and Joy of 9/11 Anniversary” by David W. Dunlap, with an interesting short video (2:49 min) which I hope you’ll watch.

Mr. Dunlap’s article also has links to the 9/11 Memorial Blog, written and produced by 9/11 Memorial staff.

Earlier this week on the 9/11 Memorial Blog they wrote,

Six months after the Twin Towers fell, they returned in the form of two blue beams of light illuminating the Manhattan skyline. Since then, they have lit the sky annually as a Sept. 11 commemoration known as Tribute in Light. The tradition will continue this year to remember the 14th anniversary of the attacks.

Tribute in Light first debuted on March 11, 2002 in a vacant lot across from ground zero on West Street. Now, the 88 high-powered light bulbs, which are assembled in two 48-foot squares to echo the footprints of the original towers, are illuminated from the roof of a lower Manhattan parking garage.

The beams reach four miles into the sky and at 7,000 watts, are the most powerful shafts of light ever projected from Earth. On a clear night, Tribute in Light is visible within a 60-mile radius.

The world renowned public art piece was conceived by a team of artists and architects, including Gustavo Bonevardi and John Bennett. It serves as a memorial to the 2,983 people who were killed, the two 110-story buildings that once defined the Manhattan skyline, and a tribute to those who helped the city through the difficult time after the attacks.


In 2010, as seen from Brooklyn. “NYC World Trade Center Tribute in Light 2010” by MarineCorps NewYork from New York City, USA Sgt. Randall A. Clinton/Division of Public Affairs – World Trade Center lights NYC sky on 9th anniversary of attacks. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons –

To fully appreciate the awesome beauty of this tribute, click the image for full size view.

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The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of tangles you might not have used for a while or introduce you to some you haven’t come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Remember to check out the “More Good Stuff” links below too. Zenful tangling!

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Buried Treasure from a year ago
Zentangle pattern: Fife. Image © Linda Farmer and Fife
Zentangle pattern: Diosea. Image © Linda Farmer and Diosea
Zentangle pattern: YAH. Image © Linda Farmer and Yah
Zentangle pattern: Ballace. Image © Linda Farmer and Ballace
Zentangle pattern: Dutch Diamonds. Image © Linda Farmer and Dutch Diamonds
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 83

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2 comments to Tangle Refresher 111 – Featuring NYC’s “Tribute in Light” …

  • Georgi CZT 11

    I somehow missed Emily Classon’s pattern, YAH, last year. Now I notice (from following it in the Tangle Refresher 111) that it is very close to a pattern I have been trying to create from Rick’s and Maria’s photos at the V & A in the Monday, August 10, 2015 blog.

  • Tania

    Hi Linda, I understand exactly what you are saying about the jolt of sadness. I feel it too, even from here in Australia. And watching again the footage from that awful morning, I still struggle to come to terms with the level of anxiety and panic which those poor souls were feeling, it brings tears to my eyes, even to this day. Bless them all.

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