"For 7 World Trade" (2006)

"For 7 World Trade," 2006
Electronic LED sign. Installation view: 7 World Trade Center, New York.
© 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. “Here is New York” reprinted by permission of Martha, Steve, and John White, copyright © E.B. White 1949, 1976.

"I was invited to make something for the lobby at 7 World Trade Center. After much stewing, I came up with the idea of doing text in the wall—not memorial text, but text about the joy of being in New York City. I despaired of writing for the piece, as I often do, and I came to poems by a number of different authors- everyone from Walt Whitman to William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, and many more."

- Jenny Holzer