Famed Street Artist Banksy Takes On 9/11

The infamous anonymous street artist known as Banksy, who is in the midst of a monthlong “residency” in New York City, unveiled his latest piece on Tuesday, which depicts the World Trade Center and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

Banksy’s 9/11 piece shows a silhouette of the Twin Towers with a bright orange flower placed on one in the location where flames appeared during the attack.

According to Banksy’s website, the piece was painted on a wall in Tribeca, the same neighborhood where the towers once stood. 

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