This fall, I went into Manhattan to see the 9/11 memorial. As a Landscape Architect(ish) it was something that I thought was important to see, and while I was no where near New York in 2001, I still vividly remember the day, as I’m sure many do. It was a pretty great space, though it probably would have been better, IMO, if the design stayed more true to the original ideas, and wasn’t pared down via Design-By-Committee.
While that was a pretty good experience, Something else caught my eye that day. Walking down through Wall Street, a few streets were blocked off. I thought that was a little odd, but kept moving as it was towards the end of the Occupy push, so I figured it was for that. Then I saw a pickup with a machine gun mounted in the back parked across the street form the stock exchange(!).
Then I saw it.
Then I saw the fake snow, and signs pointing past the fences to the set. After a bit of walking, I found more GPD cars, and a crowd of people. Then, about two blocks away I saw a crowd of people in front of at William and Wall (About a block from Federal Hall, site of the famous Metal Gear Solid 2 ending).
Initiate zoom lens:
IT’S THE BATMOBILE!
IT’S THREE BATMOBILES!
After that things were much less exciting. Some smoke and snow started to be blown around, and we saw flashes of a massive fistfight, but that was it. Still, seeing six GPD cars, and a FEW Batmobiles is never a bad day.