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Old August 2nd, 2010, 11:51 AM   #161
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The final photo in entry #156 reminded me of the vendor on Wall street, hawking bundles of black socks.
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NEW YORK CITY

TRINITY CHURCH

This much admired Gothic is the third church on this site (completed in 1846) for one of the U.S.'s oldest Anglican parishes, founded in 1697.





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The Trinity Root



The origin of the Trinity Root:
On September 11, 2001, debris from the collapsing World Trade Center towers knocked over a giant sycamore tree that had stood for nearly a century in the churchyard of St. Paul's chapel, at Broadway and Fulton St. When the dust settled, the uprooted tree was found lying on a narrow path in the yard. It had fallen in such a way that none of the historic tombstones around it were disturbed, and none of the wreckage reached the chapel.

Sculptor Steve Tobin heard the story of the sycamore and envisioned using its roots as the base for a bronze sculpture. Installed on the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the Trinity Root is a metaphor to the connectedness and strength of the American people.

The remnant of the sycamore's roots, preserved by Tobin with the help of tree experts, have been returned to St. Paul's to reside permanently.
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Details on the main entrance door

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NEW YORK CITY

ST. PAUL'S CHAPEL

St. Paul's Chapel was completed in 1766 and is the oldest public building in continuous use in New York City. It is a chapel of the nearby Parish of Trinity Church,





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Memorial Altar

In the days following the attacks on the World Trade Center, frantic friends and relatives of those who were unaccounted for created fliers with their loved one's photographs and contact information, which they handed out on the streets around Ground Zero or taped to the fences and walls around city hospitals and rescue centers.

At St. Paul's, volunteers turned a small altar at the chapel's entrance into a heart-wrenching memorial by covering it, first with the posters about the missing that were left outside the church, and later with the Mass Cards that were brought in the weeks and months following the tragedy.

Today, the consecrated altar has been returned to its sacramental use and this replica now holds those precious mementos.




"Healing Hearts and Minds", an exhibit inside the chapel, consists of a policeman's uniform covered with police and firefighter patches sent from all over the country and the world. A British Bobby's helmet is on top.

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Is that not the graveyard that Alexander Hamilton is burried in?
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Alexander Hamilton is buried at Trinity Church down the street.
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