The World Trade Center Remembered
April 4, 1973-Sept 11, 2001
Twin Towers and the Brookyn Bridge in late evening
(Nikon 70-150 3.5 Series E)
Twin Towers and the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges
I took these photographs 13 years ago, on August 22,
1988, while on a dinner cruise around Manhattan. I used a Nikon F3HP
and Kodak's then-new TMAX 3200. I regret that these are among the very few
photographs I've made of the World Trade Center. Like many New Yorkers
born and educated,
I had become pretty blase about the Twin Towers and skylines in general.
So indifferent was I that I
was probably stuffing my face as we swung around from the
Hudson side, so I have no photos from that (better) perspective.
So, sadly, these are the best I can do to pay tribute to those
monuments. Even in the city of skyscrapers,
for 28 years these magnificent
structures dominated the skyline
with their signature profiles.
I add my prayers for those who have gone, for those who have been deprived
of loved ones, and for those
heroes who are working even now to find survivors and help the victims.
May God bless them, and God bless America.