Attack On New York--'World Views' Residencies Lost

Posted by Rhizome | Wed Sep 12th 2001 1 a.m.

+editorial note+

New York City is in a state of shock today, after Tuesday's disastrous
attacks on the World Trade Center. Concerned emails poured in, asking
about the status of Rhizome and our community. The Rhizome office,
located in the SoHo neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, was not physically
affected by the attack. All Rhizome staffers have been accounted for and
are safe. One Rhizome consultant, who lives two blocks from the attack
site, was fortunately not in the area at the time of the attack. The
Rhizome web server went down on Tuesday morning, blocking Rhizome Raw
and staff email for approximately four hours. The downtime was an
apparent side effect of the attack, but no concrete connection has been
established. Communications via the Rhizome network are now functioning
normally. The World Views artist residencies, a program of the Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council, were housed inside the World Trade Center,
and have been lost. It has not yet been reported if any World Views
artists or administrators have been injured in the attack.

[Addendum--Later reports unfortunately confirmed that Michael Richards,
an artist in the World Trade Center, was killed in the attack. He will
be greatly missed.]
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