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"Tempered by Memory"
"Tempered by Memory"

Remembering the September 11 attack through art

Many communities will take some time on Sunday to pause and remember the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington DC and rural Pennsylvania. A sculpture that uses twisted metal beams from the World Trade Center will be unveiled Sunday in the Saratoga county hamlet of Gansevoort.

It's titled, Tempered by Memory, and artists Noah Savett and John Van Alstine are disappointed that plans to place the sculpture permanently in Saratoga Springs are on hold. But they're optimistic. A toned-down unveiling of their sculpture will be held at the NS Associates steel yard on Pettis Road in Gansevoort at noon on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Todd Moe spoke with artist John Van Alstine, who lives in the southern Adirondacks. He says using the resurrected steel for art, and trying to please everyone, were challenges.  Go to full article
John Combs won the column climb, ringing the bell<br />at the top in only 7.2 seconds.
John Combs won the column climb, ringing the bell
at the top in only 7.2 seconds.

"High Steel" Prowess at Ironworker Festival

For generations, Mohawks and other Native Americans have built the world's most famous buildings and bridges, including the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. They work the "high steel," a dangerous profession practiced hundreds of feet above the ground. The skill and craft of ironworking took center stage last month near Syracuse in a sort of ironworker olympics. Ironworkers competed in events like knot-tying, wrench throwing, and the 30-foot column climb. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Iroquois Ironworkers To Celebrate Skills & Culture

The Mohawk ironworkers are famous for building America's tallest skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center towers. But less is known about how the ironworker trade fits into the cultural fabric of several Iroquois Nations. This fall Turning Stone casino in central New York will host an ironworker festival and competition to spotlight the skills and tradition of native high steelworkers. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Lewis Hine's famous photograph of Mohawk Ironworkers in NYC.
Lewis Hine's famous photograph of Mohawk Ironworkers in NYC.

Honoring Mohawk "Skywalkers"

A special ceremony will pay tribute to Akwesasne residents who helped build--and clean up--the World Trade Center in New York City. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will honor the tradition of Mohawk ironworkers this weekend with concerts and celebrations. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Twin Tower Steel at Clarkson

A piece of history from September 11th is on display at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Sections of two steel beams from the 55th floor of the World Trade Center will become a part of a permanent memorial at Clarkson. David Sommerstein spoke with the Clarkson alum who sent the steel from Ground Zero.  Go to full article

Police Memorial Service Remembers World Trade Center Victims

The annual police memorial service held Wednesday was sadder than usual this year, as the names of 60 officers who died in the World Trade Center attacks were entered onto the wall. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Tensions Lead to Ground Zero Brawl

Brian Mann was in New York City on Friday. He was reporting on the tensions and anxieties faced by North Country police, rescue, and military crews assigned to work in the city. While at ground zero, those tensions boiled over as city firefighters and the NYPD faced off for what quickly became a brawl.  Go to full article

Mounting World Trade Center Expenses Affect Budget Deliberations

Governor Pataki and state legislative leaders are hesitant to spend anymore money in the state budget as cost estimates from the World Trade Center attacks continue to mount. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

People: Bill Sears, Mohawk Twin Towers Ironworker

A few North Country residents are grieveing over a unique relationship to the destruction in New York City. David Sommerstein profiles an ironworker from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation who helped build the twin towers of the World Trade Center nearly three decades ago.

At left, William stands outside Ironworkers Local 440 in Akwesasne holding a picture of himself as a 19-year-old eating lunch at the World Trade Center construction site.  Go to full article

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