And the smell of 9/11 will finally be gone
: The Times writes this morning about the piece-by-piece dismantling of the wounded Deutsche Bank building beside the World Trade Center.
It is the last place that holds the smell of 9/11: that metalic, electric, wet, moldly, sick-sweet smell that covered the city and New Jersey in the days after the attacks. It cannot leave soon enough.
This morning, as I flew to Boston, we went aside Manhattan for it was the first time I saw the hole from the air. And it hurts all over again. I can feel the dust again. I can smell the smell again. That damned smell will live on in memory even when it is gone from Manhattan.