Work in Progress:

HM-ART 1510- THE INVISIBLE TWIN TOWELS –         February 2021    Oil on canvas 120x170cm

The world has been spinning like crazy since the destruction of the New York Twin Towers. Since then a new “Freedom Tower” has been built on that site. After everyone’s financial freedom was taken away, today I feel that my social freedom is fading away. I feel stripped and naked. Towels are robbed. Where will this end ?


De wereld draait dol sinds de vernietiging van de New York Twin Towers. Sindsdien is op die plek een nieuwe “Freedom Tower” gebouwd. Nadat ieders financiële vrijheid was weggenomen, voel ik mij iedere dag meer en meer beroofd van mijn sociale vrijheid. Uitgekleed en naakt. De handdoeken zijn verdwenen. Waar zal dit eindigen?


What does the Freedom Tower symbolize?

The Freedom Tower, now known as the One World Trade Center, is symbolic of the nation’s commitment to rise above the 9/11 terror attacks and established a new architectural landmark and icon for New York City.

On May 10, 2013, the final component of the skyscraper’s spire was installed, making the building, including its spire, reach a total height of 1,776 feet (541 m). Its height in feet is a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. The building opened on November 3, 2014;  the One World Observatory opened on May 29, 2015.

On March 26, 2009, the Port Authority of new York and New Jersey confirmed that the building would be officially known by its legal name of “One World Trade Center”, rather than its colloquial name of “Freedom Tower”. The building has 94 stories, with the top floor numbered 104.

The new World Trade Center complex will eventually include five high-rise office buildings built along Greenwich Street, as well as the  National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located just south of One World Trade Center where the original Twin Towers stood. The construction of the new building is part of an effort to memorialize and rebuild following the destruction of the original World Trade Center complex.