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2925 = 9/11 Sky

I posted my swatch of Pantone #2925 last year. Long ago I changed the name of this color in all of my swatch libraries to “9-11 Sky.” I use it often when I’m working on a project that needs a good medium blue.

It was the exact color of the sky that morning. It was the perfect foil for the orange flames licking the edges of the tops of the Twin Towers. It was the color of the sky before it was smudged by the billowing black smoke. After the flames the perfect blue became degraded by a smokey grey fog of ashes. They muted the blue throughout the day. They dusted the city into a quiet so silent after the noise and chaos of that picture perfect morning.

Ten years late i still look for the towers whenever I come up from the subway stairs to orient myself. It is a hard habit to break. When the Freedom Tower is finished I will see it with a halo of 9-11 Sky in the shape of the Twin Towers,forever etched into my memory.

2925 = 9/11 Sky

I posted my swatch of Pantone #2925 last year. Long ago I changed the name of this color in all of my swatch libraries to “9-11 Sky.” I use it often when I’m working on a project that needs a good medium blue.

It was the exact color of the sky that morning. It was the perfect foil for the orange flames licking the edges of the tops of the Twin Towers. It was the color of the sky before it was smudged by the billowing black smoke. After the flames the perfect blue became degraded by a smokey grey fog of ashes. They muted the blue throughout the day. They dusted the city into a quiet so silent after the noise and chaos of that picture perfect morning.

Ten years late i still look for the towers whenever I come up from the subway stairs to orient myself. It is a hard habit to break. When the Freedom Tower is finished I will see it with a halo of 9-11 Sky in the shape of the Twin Towers,forever etched into my memory.

  1. chatblanc said: Yes. This.
  2. ashamedtosay said: Would it amaze you to know that was the color of the sky here in Chicago? It was that color.
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