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万花筒 Kaleidoscope2007-09-14&09-15, 911悼念之光

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In downtown Manhattan, New York City once again memorializes the events of September 11th 2001 with a pair of brilliant white beams called “tribute in light".

"Tribute in Light" is the work of several teams of architects and designers. The display is organized by the Municipal Art Society.

"Tribute in Light" was first illuminated1 on March 11th 2002, six months after the attack and again on September 11th 2003. It has shown on every September 11th since.

Funding for "Tribute in Light" has been guaranteed through 2008 with discussions underway to produce them again in 2009. The beams consist of 88 space cannon2 searchlights organized in two 50-by-50-foot squares that sit atop the Battery Garage six blocks south of Ground Zero.

And so for one more year at least, the two familiar beams pierce the heavens and serve as a silent reminder3 of lost lives and the two gleaming towers that were once the signature of the Manhattan skyline.


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1 illuminated 98b351e9bc282af85e83e767e5ec76b8     
adj.被照明的;受启迪的
参考例句:
  • Floodlights illuminated the stadium. 泛光灯照亮了体育场。
  • the illuminated city at night 夜幕中万家灯火的城市
2 cannon 3T8yc     
n.大炮,火炮;飞机上的机关炮
参考例句:
  • The soldiers fired the cannon.士兵们开炮。
  • The cannon thundered in the hills.大炮在山间轰鸣。
3 reminder WkzzTb     
n.提醒物,纪念品;暗示,提示
参考例句:
  • I have had another reminder from the library.我又收到图书馆的催还单。
  • It always took a final reminder to get her to pay her share of the rent.总是得发给她一份最后催缴通知,她才付应该交的房租。
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