Twenty years after the Twin Towers were shut down, Lilah Raptopoulos, podcast host of FT Weekend, is investigating where 9/11 sits in our memory. The FT’s correspondent in New York, Joshua Chaffin, introduces us to billionaire developer Larry Silverstein, who bought the World Trade Center in July 2001 and had to rebuild on the site of a tragedy. How do spaces change in terms of meaning? The former correspondent of the FT Kabul, Jon Boone, introduces us to the ‘New Afghanistan’ generation, what they were promised and what was lost. Moreover: we hear of a woman who fled the Taliban and is now waiting in Albania, suddenly a refugee.
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Links from the episode:
Josh Chaffin on Larry Silverstein: https://www.ft.com/content/f38a5067-58d1-491f-902f-568abcdd8a84#comments-anchor
Jon Boone on the last days of the new Afghanistan: https://www.ft.com/content/4a276093-cf85-4da7-9093-6af6443bb53a
Sound design and mixing is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music.
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