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World Trade Center

Since 9/11, my files have been culled for pictures of the WTC. It’s interesting that I took pictures of it from many vantages both on the ground and in the air, both from the helicopter and from commercial airlines. I didn’t know that it would someday be gone forever. It was built in my lifetime. I have eaten on special occasions at Windows on the World and attended a 65th birthday party at the top for the chief neurosurgeon who trained me. I was only once at the top on the observation deck. I was nearby when a van blew up in the parking garage back in the ‘90’s. There is still an emotional reaction when I see pictures that I took of the WTC over the years. This one was from the Bell 47 helicopter.

4 responses

  1. Nice post, Victor. I took my children up WTC about 3 weeks before the attacks. Had deliberately gone along first thing in morning as I don’t especially like elevators. Still sends a chill even now ..

    July 2, 2012 at 2:58 am

    • That is pretty spooky to be so close in time to the WTC. I was home on that morning and saw the fire and smoke after the first plane. I stood in my kitchen and later on the roof of the apartment. I saw the second plane hit but could not tell from my position north of the towers. Later both buildings fell and I couldn’t comprehend that buildings of that mass and size could have fallen to the ground. All day I waited for the smoke to clear and expected that the buildings would reappear.

      July 2, 2012 at 5:22 am

  2. I know what you mean. I always get a bit emotional when I see pictures of the WTC. That’s why pictures are so important. They allow something or someone to live on forever.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  3. There is something special about pictures of WTC. Of course nobody when photographing it would know what would later happen, which is exactly why those pictures become so emotionally loaded. I have many pictures of WTC, too, from the time I was living in New York city, but I think this one is very nice, very moody, taken at dusk and rendered a little bit soft. The barge on the Hudson river is an important element.

    July 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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