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By Leo Gullbring
More than anything 9.11 was the beginning of the 21st century.
The attack on the World Trade Center saw the global explode in the midst of the local. To the terrorists the skyline of New York was an emblem of the evil empire. They targeted the vulnerability of a worldknown image and its engineering structure as the weakest spot in the fortress of the enemy, and with their attack turned architectural imagery into a weapon of mass destruction. This was the advent of a new kind of war counting on the medial impact as the main vehicle of warfare. Since then the reading of the images has been of outmost importance.




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