the corrupt trade in World Trade Center ruins (and access to them)

Supporters of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, erstwhile colleagues of the former Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, gave ‘pieces of steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center’, ‘intimate tour[s] of the National September 11 Memorial, or the new World Trade Center construction site’, and other gifts to New Jersey mayors whose endorsements were key to Christie’s (2013) re-election campaign.

[I was going to write something on the corrupt trade in the material remains (and access to the material remains) of violent destruction (negative heritage), but I’m trying to do too many other things at the moment.]

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