Tonight, 9/11/2020, from Liberty State Park, New Jersey
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Stream of Thought observations, images, and more
Shortly after the first plane struck the North Tower, my daughter called to ask if I had heard the news that a small plane had crashed into New York’s World Trade Center, tower #1. Her ‘heads up’ was early and sketchy, and not too alarming, …as these things happen, rarely, but occasionally. Soon however, I was enveloped in what seemed like a nightmare fantasy – grappling with my emotions and becoming increasingly stressed and overwhelmed as reports and images from the TV were now almost too surreal to comprehend.
Below are some photos captured from that day and a week later, as the impact and aftermath of 9/11/01 changed our world forever.
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A follow-up from my previous post about the Brooklyn Bridge, found here.
Just off the Brooklyn Bridge, is the 40 story Manhattan Municipal Building, on the National Register of Historic Places. A magnificent structure with intriguing interior design elements complementing its Beaux-Arts architecture, topped by columns and cupolas, and …an impressive guilded copper statue: “City Fame.”
Back in 1995, I was fortunate to see these features up close, but as was typical for those days, my camera was out of film.
However, 15 years earlier, in 1980, I had photographed the Brooklyn and Manhatten bridges from the World Trade Center, as seen below.
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Lacking an idea for a subject, (sharing every week or two is my usual routine,) I arbitrarily looked into my archives for today’s date and ultimately came across the following – on March 27th, 1995.
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My career had me working “on the road” that day at the NY Post Production plant in Manhattan, then located just north of the bridge. After, I took advantage of the beautiful day and walked across the iconic structure.
Just imagine the forces (weight) sustained by these components!
After completing this walk, I explored the City Hall Building just off the Manhattan side of the bridge, finding easy access to the rotunda on top with its awesome view of lower Manhattan.
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This Post contains 9 images, taken today, Sunday, 9/14/14
A small gem of a park atop the Palisades.
The view is awesome.
Across the Hudson River, midtown and north. Note the new and very tall “residential” skyscrapers now beginning to dominate the skyline to the left.
Cruise ships berth right against Manhattan, as seen from Hamilton Park.
A view slightly south: the Chrysler Building, left; Times Square area buried within, just to its right; and the Empire State Building.
Four miles down-river stands the Freedom Tower.
This wide view shows the tower in lower Manhattan; Jersey City to the right; and lower pathways and view spots in the park (foreground.) Jeanne is talking to a friend, Linda, on the bench.
Looking down river with my telephoto lens, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is almost 12 miles to the south. Just beyond and left (out of sight,) the Atlantic Ocean.
It was a nice day for a visit to this special little place.
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Some Close-Up Views of the Very Top of Four Iconic Landmarks
Can You Recognize These?
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All four have two things in common: New York City, (and at one time or another,) were the tallest buildings in the city.
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It’s January 15th, 2014, and winter is beginning to bother me! So I thought about a Sunday day trip we enjoyed last fall, when a half dozen “top ten” days were painting the NYC skyline day after day with breathtaking clarity and brilliance…
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Arriving at the “Battery” from the Staten Island Ferry
Buildings of the World Financial Center
From the Governor’s Island Ferry, a surreal High “HDR” landscape view of Lower Manhattan
On Governor’s Island
Of Governor’s Island (left) with the sun playing on three major East River suspension bridges beyond. Can you name them, and the large building to the left?
And finally, cruising south by ferry, looking back at the iconic old and new skyscrapers, followed smartly by none other than the stately RMS Queen Mary 2
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Yesterday, (5/14/13) we visited the New Jersey 9/11 memorial in Liberty State Park for the first time. It is a stunning, architectural and symbolic masterpiece designed by Jessica Jamroz and Frederic Schwartz, indelibly memorializing the victims and events that shattered the senses 11 ½ years ago.
When viewed from the west end, the two stainless steel jacketed 30’ high walls, 208’ 10” long, emblazed with the names of New Jersey’s innocents, leads the eye to the exact location of the original towers – today empty, except for the “Empty Sky” and …the Woolworth Building, tallest skyscraper in the world until 1930. The walls, their length each the exact width of the original towers, block the new 1776’ (541m) ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER from view, offset from the original tower footprints for their respectful preservation. That awesome icon of the future, had it’s top spire placed just last week, seen here still with cranes working the job.
What intrigued me, was the coincidental nature of the old (Woolworth,) and new (Twin Towers,) lying in the same line of sight. How remarkable! Thinking on this, I recalled pictures I took from this very same spot, 16 years ago, (Nov. 11, 1997) seen below verifying and completing this interesting perspective.
We, all of us, are the young couple to the left in this image. Once again, bewildered spectators of the unspeakable. And the resolve is strengthened: No matter how horrific the events may be, we will always stand up for our country, our flag, and our humanity9/18/01, Jersey City, NJ After a week…after 11 1/2 years…and Forever