Tourism Ground Zero in New York has become the grimmest of tourist attractions. So many people are now visiting the site of the tragedy, people are actually selling maps of the area showing the main points of interest.

"With so much public attention being paid to rebuilding, Kurgan says she wanted to document the site as it is now, creating not only a helpful tool for visitors, but also a series of snapshots of an area changing. "Maps are always political and utilitarian, and sometimes they can be aesthetic," she says. "I suppose this map is all three. But the political aspect is what interests me most. I want to put the emphasis on memory, on thinking about commemoration before thinking about rebuilding."

In many ways this defies belief -- but people do visit other international tragedy centres like Aushwitz so ... this just seems too soon ...

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