Spring 2014

Photos from the original World Trade Center’s observation deck on 9/9/2001

During my visit to New York City in the fall of 2001, I had the privilege of visiting the top of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. The observation deckĀ encompassedĀ both an indoor and outdoor viewing area. I have included photos from both vantage points, as well as a photo of the original globe that rested at the foot of the towers and a model of the southern tip of Manhattan that was displayed on the observation deck.

I took the following photos with a 35mm camera on 9/9/01 – two days before the towers came down. You can read more about my experience here.

One World Trade Center (1WTC) now New York’s tallest skyscraper

One World Trade Center (1WTC) also known to many as the Freedom Tower became the tallest building in New York City this afternoon when it surpassed the legendary Empire State Building. Already over 100 stories, the skyscraper won’t top out until sometime next year when a 400+ foot spire is placed atop the building.

Here are a few of the photos I snapped of the gorgeous skyscraper at Ground Zero a couple of weeks ago.