I think this is a very powerful magazine cover. It came out right after 9/11 and definitely embraces the feeling of that time. Unlike many other magazines that came out after 9/11 that used graphic images of the planes flying into the towers, fire, terror, ect, The New Yorker made a great decision to keep the cover simple. The black really grabs your attention and the towers become the focus of attention since there aren’t any distracting headlines.