PUBLIC LIVES
In a Way, She Never Left the Twin Towers
Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

By ROBIN FINN
Published: September 15, 2006

THIS downtown destination involves negotiating checkpoints, streets with armored risers, police officers with machine guns, and bomb-sniffing dogs, all protective post-9/11 landscaping in the financial district: unsettling at best. But Lynn Tierney possesses the focal power, or the irreverent streak, to block it all out.