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The 9/11 tiles of New York

Blog | By James Fletcher | Jun 11, 2020

On 7th Avenue, for the last fifteen years, this fence has been paying tribute to those that lost their lives in the 9/11 atrocity.

People from all over the world have either placed their own tile or sent one from afar. West Village resident and owner of Our Name is Mud ceramic store Lorrie Veasey placed doves, angels, and American flags on the chain link fence by a former car park - and even though there’s a now a building on the site - a chain link fence remains and, to this day, the tiles are still appearing. Previous tiles have been stored with the hope of displaying them in a museum one day. In 2011, the threat of Hurricane Irene drew 100 helpers to quickly remove and store the tiles in a hair salon round the corner.