Intended to stand as the nation’s highest symbol of solidarity, the halls of the World Trade Center have been decked with epitaphs of division. According to the New York Daily News, the interior of the under-construction tower is marred with sexist and racist graffiti.
Many of the spray-paint scribblings use the “N-word” and the tag “whites only” features prominently over one of the building’s bathrooms. “Where’s Obama’s birth certificate!!!!” reads another tag.
“It’s filthy, it’s shocking,” Marie-Anne Sanchez, 37, who was visiting from Paris, said. “This is a holy place. People died here. I don’t like this. It makes me sad.”
And while there has been some effort to clean up the graffiti that has apparently become ubiquitous in the building, neither Tishman Construction nor the Port Authority make it a priority, a source told the Daily News. [NYDN] –Christopher Cameron