|World Trade Center Towers from Liberty Park, New Jersey|
|World Trade Center Tridents|
A detail of the peripheral steel columns, so closely spaced as to create a structure that was defined as a rigid hollow tube.
|Lost in Fog|
|September 23, 2001|
I came to New York nearly two weeks later to find this, a still smoldering, blackened hole. Nothing near the site was accessible. The building with some window damage on the right background is in Battery Park City. All the buildings in lower Manhattan were still covered with soot, which enabled them to serve as "chalkboards" on which to write words of support and sympathy.
|Visiting Ground Zero|
In the photo above, we see a view several years later, once the site had been cleaned and fenced off in preparation for new construction. It had become a pilgrimage site, and thousands of people from all over the country and the world visit it daily.
The following photos below are of the fence that encloses the yard of St. Paul's Chapel, which is the oldest public building in continuous use in New York City. Because of St. Paul's proximity to the site of the Towers, the church became a place for recovery workers to rest and recuperate. It's fence became a place on which flowers, banners, written words, art and all manner of memorial objects would be hung in dedication and celebration.
|St. Paul's Chapel, General View of Fence|
|St. Paul's Chapel Fence with Boots of Fireman McLaughlin and Other Memorabilia|
|Message from Antrim|
The hand-written letter reads: "In loving memory of so many innocent people who lost their lives on that terrible day September 11th 2001. God bless their families and friends....from Jonathan & Wendy Saorise McAuley, Dunloy, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland."
|Mourning into Dancing|
|Wall of Prayers: Bellevue|
The remainder of the images are from other parts of Manhattan from the East Village, Gramercy and Murray Hill.
|Wall of the Missing|
|Wall of the Missing: Sunflower|
|Missing Kit...Please Call|
In these last two photos, we see a long frieze-like print of the Towers and other buildings of Manhattan. Above, a man signs his name to it. Below, a detail reveals some of the text and the several languages in which contributors wrote messages, including one in Chinese.
|It Will Take All of Us, detail of Signing On|