Stumbled upon this article about the USS New York, a ship being partially built from steel recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center that will, once complete, participate in “The War on Terror”. The symbolism of this is very moving; steelworkers at the shipyard building the New York postphoned their retirement so they could be a part of the construction team. It also reminded me of the Japanese animated series Space Cruiser Yamato, in which the ruins of the WWII battleship Yamato are rebuilt into a space-going warship to save the Earth; this series has been called Japan’s version of Star Trek in terms of cultural impact.
The Twin Towers Will Sail Again
Posted on July 7, 2006 in Asides