Pic of the Day: 2,753 Empty Chairs in NYC's Bryant Park

A stunning 9/11 memorial... 


If you're in New York, it's on 40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

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  1. Bryant Park is a nice place to eat lunch.

    Posted by: Max | Sep 10, 2011 12:45:04 PM

  2. Beautiful, but I pity the gardeners who have to mow that lawn.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Sep 10, 2011 1:24:35 PM

  3. This pic speaks very strongly.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Sep 10, 2011 1:48:54 PM

  4. Awesome. Inspired.

    Posted by: Roger | Sep 10, 2011 2:47:40 PM

  5. So simple and powerful. Just looking at a chair would conjure up who might've sat there. God, it's hard to think about.

    Posted by: barilla | Sep 10, 2011 3:32:26 PM

  6. Re: BARILLA, perfect comment, truly sad.
    Last night on the news they had a story about piece's of the Trade Center that were sent to ever state for some type of memorial, at first I thought, why.
    Then I saw how moved people were, all over. Just to touch it, powerful.
    Like a spiritual relic, brought tears to my eyes.

    Posted by: Rob West | Sep 10, 2011 3:51:45 PM

  7. If you've ever had to set up chairs for an event, you know how hard it is to make perfect, straight rows like that, let alone long ones and so many of them!

    Posted by: Jack | Sep 10, 2011 3:57:28 PM

  8. WOW. I think Barilla said it best.

    It really is stunning; almost a metaphor of all the empty chairs at dinner tables that horrific day. As if waiting for someone who will never show up. Truly moving.

    Posted by: secret identity | Sep 10, 2011 4:12:24 PM

  9. This is so token it makes me sick. Move on America ... the rest of the world has already!

    Posted by: allan | Sep 10, 2011 5:20:23 PM

  10. All memorials everywhere should immediately be dismantled and put away so that Allan doesn't get sick.

    Posted by: Another | Sep 10, 2011 6:19:18 PM

  11. 3,000 civilians killed in 9/11 attacks.

    132,000 civilians killed in Iraq/Afghan wars.

    Get over yourselves.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 10, 2011 11:14:54 PM

  12. Anon, most of those "132,000 civilians killed in Iraq/Afghan wars" were killed by Muslims, just like the 3,000 on 9/11. U.S. soldiers aren't blowing themselves up at all those markets.

    Posted by: Max | Sep 11, 2011 9:02:45 AM

  13. @Allan,

    America and Americans have 'moved on'. That doesn't mean you forget or deliberately ignore what happened. Cynicism for the sake of cynicism [attempting to appear sophisticated?] doesn't make you appear 'deep', just a do*che.

    As for the rest of the world:

    1] You speak for the world? Who died and made you king/queen?

    2] Do the average Brits, French, Germans, Brazilians, Chinese, Russians, Canadians [well, maybe Canadians] care what the '...rest of the world' thinks, at least regarding something similar to 9/11?? Of course not. Why would Ameriicans?

    Posted by: ratbbastard | Sep 11, 2011 10:25:21 AM

  14. @Max

    [citation needed]

    But regardless of who caused it, THEY STILL DIED.

    In any case, here are some of my own links.



    Posted by: anon | Sep 11, 2011 5:07:13 PM

  15. @ Anon & Alan, the many countries around the world stood in memorial with America yesterday. Check out MSN... This is NYC for Gods sake there were people from all over the world at the World Trade Center and in NYC who either died in the attack or where in it and survived

    Posted by: TylerAnthony | Sep 12, 2011 9:51:30 AM

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