"For Seolbin Park, the curator and director of the SB D Gallery in Manhattan, and her husband, Chang W. Lee, a Times photographer, the World Trade Center was a landmark in many ways.
"The twin towers were, first of all, a literal landmark on the distant skyline when the couple drove back from their regular fishing trips to New Jersey. We would see them at night and say, We're home,' Mr. Lee said. He recalled looking at the trade center one evening and marveling to his wife that they now lived where there would be no earthquakes, no floods and no enemy missiles. (When we grew up in Korea, that was a very scary thing, Mr. Lee said.) We are in a safe place, he told Ms. Park that evening, and we are so blessed.
"The next day was Sept. 11, 2001."