Towers Falling - Chapter 23: Our Stop & Chapter 24: Subway Home Summary & Analysis

Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Ben and Deja make their way through crowds of adults to get to the Freedom Tower. Deja is surprised by the crowd and by the variety of languages she hears people speaking. Everyone is polite, but serious. Ben and Deja hopes no one confronts them about being there without adults. Deja sees hundreds of young oak trees and hears nothing but a large waterfall. A brochure they have describes the waterfall as a 30 bottomless waterfall that is a void, a space unfilled or not occupied. It reflects the absence of the former Towers.

Deja is drawn to the water. They see the base of the two Towers that collapsed in the 9/11 attack. There is no ceiling or roof above them. Deja imagines their former outlines. A man standing next to them is crying. Deja tells Ben that the site...

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