Controversial street artist Banksy tapped into his softer side for the latest installment of “Better Out Than In” in New York City: an unusually sentimental tribute to the Twin Towers and the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Appearing at the base of a graffiti-covered brick wall in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, the simple piece sees the city’s skyline as it appeared on the morning of 9/11 as a single flower looks to transform the horrors of American Airlines Flight 11′s crash into the World Trade Center’s North Tower. The tribute will likely go a long way toward smoothing over Banky’s somewhat tumultuous relationship with Big Apple residents – many of the artist’s “Better Out Than In” works have been defaced following completion. Today marks the halfway point of the solo “street residency,” which is slated to continue through the end of the month.
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