12 July 2008
New York City skyline reimagined, fantasized, memorialized
Top right: The cover of The New Yorker magazine for the fifth anniversary of the attack which destroyed the World Trade Center towers. Top left: An inside illustration; New York City is restored, but not the WTC. Both depict Philippe Petit, who walked a tightrope between the Towers on the morning of 7 August, 1974. Artists: John Mavroudis and Owen Smith.
Bottom left: New Yorker cover depicting friends, neighbors and relatives of King Kong sitting on the roofs of nearby shorter and more undistinguished buildings while Kong fights off attacking airplanes on top of the Empire State Building. One giant ape watches Kong through binoculars. Artist unknown.
Bottom right: Kong attacks New Yorkers with a Super Soaker. Artist unknown.