Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Collapse in perspective

The collapse of the Seongsu Bridge on October 21, 1994, which killed 32 people.

The collapse of the Sampoong Department Store on June 29, 1995, which killed 501 people.

The arson and collapse of Namdaemun on February 11, 2008, which killed no one.

(and not everything was destroyed...)

It's interesting how the destruction of a symbol can stir up the same emotions as catastrophes that leave dead and injured in their wake.


The Metropolitician takes on the media for blowing things out of proportion.

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