Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Twin Towers

(Below) I recall the first time I saw the World Trade Center towers was from the window of a train in New Jersey headed for New York City in the early 70's. I can still remember the thrill of that first glimpse of the massive north tower under construction, almost fully clad in its aluminum skin, gleaming miles away against a clear blue sky, while the south tower was swiftly rising alongside. These are the first and only good memories I have of the twin towers, for I never had the chance to see them as they were again. This photo was taken by R. Bobak looking south from the docks by the icy Hudson near Leroy St. and the old West Side elevated highway seen at the left, around the winter of 1970-71.
* * * * some thirty years later . . .
(Above) Two photos of the New York City skyline as it looked on Mon. Sept.10, 2001, and then on Tues. Sept. 11, 2001, after the World Trade Center was attacked and destroyed.
(Photos from The Hamilton Spectator, Sept.13, 2001)
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