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The World Trade Center

New York City

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Downtown/World Trade Center
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The World Trade Center has been the center of the financial infrastructure for the United States for many years. Yet, when two hijacked airplanes crashed into them on Sept 11, 2001, their existence was quickly erased from our eyes, leaving only memories and for me, a few photographs.

I took these pictures from 1997-1999 on my various trips to New York, and they've been on this web page ever since. The comments below were added after the attack, of course. I do not have photos of the trade centers being attacked. For those, click here: http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0110/seeing_intro.htm.

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Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown
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Downtown View from Liberty Island
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Three Mops
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Looking Out
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World Trade Center from Empire State
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World Trade Center from Brooklyn
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World Trade Center at Night
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Wedding Party
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Nap Time
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Ground Zero
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Windows on the World Restaurant
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Found Snapshot
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Comments: (no longer taking submissions)
From: "MARY WOESSNER" <WOESME917@....COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 10:55 -0700

I was looking for news. Thank you for the photos.....
They're all that's left.

From: <Eafrase@....net>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 11:23 -0700

This is so sad! I am viewing this on 9/11/01

From: "Susan Ackerman" <irishiiz@....rr.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 11:47 -0700

They're beautiful - especially since the attacks. The pictures are now
like looking at a "long-lost" friend.
Thanks for the memories. I would love to buy a print....let me know how.

From: "Amy" <julybug1979@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 12:14 -0700

Wonderful pictures, I enjoyed viewing them. After the recent tragedy I
think it would be really interesting to see (after the clean up) the now
empty spot of where the towers once stood. Great pictures!!!

From: <ehernandez@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 12:38 -0700

Check the date. Tha attack was in September 11, 2001. TODAY!!!

From: "Rosie V. Gonzales" <rosie.gonzales@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 13:06 -0700

Thanks for allowing me to see your site w/ out a charge and thanks for NOT
showing the current devastation. I wanted to see just for a moment the
beauty those buildings represented and thwir strength. For a moment. I
could remember what the skyline looked like and I hope I never forget.
Thanks

From: "Julie Rodriguez" <aydensaturn@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 13:06 -0700

these are incredible, and now quite historical pictures, i have never seen
them for myself, and unfortunatley now will never have the chance. i can
only wonder what the last images of these beautiful towers the people who
so tragically passed away in todays tragedy had in their minds. simply
horrific....but you do have beautiful pictures.

From: <kaygee77@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 13:34 -0700

I wanted to see them whole before I go home from work and see the carnage.
Thank you.

From: "Beata Maziewska" <bea@....pl>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 14:02 -0700

I don't gut speak English (I speak null), but I'm in shock... It is
horror. Your news about Wtc is very frish. You have very good photos.
Greating from Poland.

From: "Penny" <Coppercoin@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 14:05 -0700

I came to this site after the WTC tragedy. I regret never having seen them
in person. Thanks for the photos.
Penny
Chicago, IL

From: "BERNARD" <BERNARDGORGERAT@....CH>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 16:24 -0700

EN PENSéE AVEC VOUS DANS CET ACTE DE GUERRE QUI FRAPPE L'AMéRIQUE

From: <tmschultz@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 17:14 -0700

After the tragedy to the WTC and Americans today, I needed to see the
beauty of this building before it was erased from our skyline. Thank you
for the grand photos.

From: "james a stewart" <kingma1986@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 18:56 -0700

i love the trade center, im sad to see it go,i live in alabama and i went
on a trip with some of my friends and i went into them and we leaned
against the north building and looked up to try and stt the top but we
never did, this happend three weeks ago today 9-11-01

From: "Michael Munkittrick" <munkittrick@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 21:07 -0700

Dear Mr. Heller,
I wanted to thank you for the beautiful pictures. It is now the only way
I can show my daughters what New York looked like from the World Trade
Center.
I would like to buy a photo of the "View from Liberty Island" so I might
be able to give it to my mother and father as they were to celebrate their
40th wedding aniversary later this year at the W.O.W. restaraunt. Please
let me know your asking price and I'll gladly offer it or this now gone
symbol of America.
I sincerely appreciate your photos as they are a reminder of what we can
accomplish, and unfortunately, what we have to take away.
Sincerely,
Michael Munkittrick
Gainesville, FL

From: "Ang" <cats
meow@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 23:09 -0700

Nice photos - great speed @ getting them up on the net!
Today's tragedy cannot erase the beauty in your photos,
nor can it kill the determination of the US to succeed.
Take care,
>From a Canadian neighbour.

From: "O. B. Wolf" <wa4ixn@....com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 23:10 -0700

You are a natural tourist Dan.

From: "Darcy" <titanicdoll@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 02:05 -0700

You're photographs are astounding. After all of the disaster today it is
strange to see the Trade Center look so breath taking. Thank you for your
art.

From: <actualeyes@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 02:16 -0700

I assume you're going to see a lot of activity on your site very soon. I
had to see your photos of the WTC as it was before. Your photos are
majestic and awe inspiring to say the least, especially in light of
Tuesday's tragedy. I will be curious to see any photos you may be, may
already have, or might be taking post collapse. Or you may not be taking
any...I'd understand if you chose not to. Best wishes....

From: "Clyde Reed" <careed1029@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 05:29 -0700

Great pictures. I loved NYC as a young sailor visiting on the weekends
from New London, Ct. I will always remember the City.

From: "F" <Sphere2020@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 06:31 -0700

Thanks for the history. I never had a chance myself to take pictures for
my children. I can share these and others with them.

From: "Allan Engelhardt" <allane@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 06:40 -0700

In memory of things past...
My thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones, and with
everybody. This is a terrible event for everybody.
I still can't believe they are gone. I spent about four months in
Manhattan, and I remember the size of those toweres and how they dominated
the whole downtown. Here in Europe, I saw people cry when they showed the
pictures of the collapsing towers on TV.
Your pictures are good, some great even (Downtown/WTC and WTC from
Brooklyn), and will help us to remember that which was. Another reason
for liking photography.

From: "Dee" <Deexhaled@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 07:00 -0700

Thank you for giving me some photos to hold on to. What an unselfish
display of kindness. So many places are selling these pix and you made
them available out of the goodness of your heart. Thanks again.....Dee

From: "Dee" <Deexhaled@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 07:01 -0700

Thank you for giving me some photos to hold on to. What an unselfish
display of kindness. So many places are selling these pix and you made
them available out of the goodness of your heart. Thanks again.....Dee

From: "Jack R. Emerson" <emersons65@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 07:18 -0700

Mr Heller ... I've never been to New York City and after Tuesday's tragic
events, I want to thank you for the chance to see the beauty of the
skyline that once existed with the World Trade Center at its focal point.
May God continue to bless you and your family.

JACK R. EMERSON
Huber Heights, Ohio

From: "Bob DeNuto" <bobd@....samsung.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 11:23 -0700

It makes me very very sad.

From: "Carlos" <mccarlao@....com.br>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 11:38 -0700

It was so beautiful.
I'm so sorry.
I agree: the world will now become a very different place for us all.
Bye.
carlos

From: "Maryann" <statuesqueblonde@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 11:56 -0700

Thank you for having these pictures here. As a Brooklynite, I will truly
remember September 11, 2001 as each time I cross the Brooklyn Bridge the
view I was accumstomed to seeing will no longer be.

From: <sinecosinetangent@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 12:02 -0700

Thanks for the memories of the World Trade Tower era. Who would have
expected them to turn into giant tombs for thousands of American bodies.
The pictures are wonderful, though now they are also too vivid a reminder
of the tragedy of 9/11.

From: "Cel" <psychocel98@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 12:39 -0700

Wow, even though I have never been to NY or the World Trade Center...I
will always have a piece of it to remember. Thanks, Cel

From: "Sue" <Rudsu@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:55 -0700

Thnk you for having what will now be a living memorial to these great
bldgs. As a proud New Yorker, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

From: "Bob Duke" <dukesf@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 15:10 -0700

These are wonderful photos .... I will save them....BD

From: "Christine Hardenberger" <hardenberger@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 15:32 -0700

Mr. Heller,
Thank you for putting these pictures up. What a great site! I grew up
just outside New York City and spent much of my time in lower Manhattan.
Since it was home, I have not pictures of it. Tourists took pictures. I
was hoping to find a page such as this to help me remember.
Thank you.
Christine Radziejewski Hardenberger

From: "Juliana Daniels" <jewel5@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 15:36 -0700

I was making plans to visit WTC on October 12th, after the dedication of
the new NYC Vietnam Memorial. I am so sad that it is gone..

From: "Tim Robitaille" <Timroby@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 16:13 -0700

You never know what tomarrow will bring, Live today!!
Glad you got the pictures when you did! It will never be the same
Tim

From: "Chris" <cpechal@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 17:01 -0700

Your photos are wonderful. I'm glad you have them. I also got out my
family snapshots from a trip to NY with the skyline in the background.
Not only is this an unfathanable tragedy, but to look at the NY skyline
is unbearable.

From: "Brenda" <bmogil1@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 17:07 -0700

Thanks for the lovely images of the towers - sometimes it is hard to
imagine what they looked like just a few days ago.
Brenda

From: "edward spiller" <frodo471@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 17:16 -0700

I never used to believe in real evil - I considered it to be an abstract
concept or a literary device.
Yesterday's films of hijacked airliners plunging into the Twin Towers and
bringing them down is beyond the scale of human comprehension. If there
is such a thing as evil in this world this must surely be it.
Thank you for your photos which allow me remember how it used to be.

From: "Carol Lane" <calane@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 17:51 -0700

Three generations of ny family were at the Windows On the World private
club to celebrate the graduation of my niece from Texas A&M and her
acceptance into medical school. We were deeply hurt to see the
distruction and the massive loss of life. Our thoughts and prayers are
with those who lost their life and their families.

From: "Paulina Quinn" <teriorart@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 18:17 -0700

Thank you. After the destruction of the towers i just wanted to see what
they looked like before, I've never been to New York I've never seen the
world trade center. Only now thru your photos. Thanks Paulina in LA

From: "Wendy" <wewarren75@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 18:31 -0700

A simple thank you.

From: "IG-88" <dyani@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 18:34 -0700

Thank you for sharing your photos. These are the most beautiful I have
seen yet. The last time I was in Manhattan, I was too young to appreciate
the Twin Towers, now I will never get another chance. It is hard to
imagine that such wonderous buildings could become the grand tombs of so
many of my fellow humans. When I look at the gorgeous depictions of the
World Trade Center as it was, I am reminded of the beauty of what people
can create, and astounded at the beauty of people, and life itself.

From: "Jim Crouch, Woodward OK" <Jettmiester@....net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 18:53 -0700

Thanks for the memories...after living in NJ till I was 18, I never
actually visited the towers (but frequented NYC often) till my "vacation"
back to NJ in 1993. I am so glad I did.
I remeber following their construction as a kid and inspired my interest
towards not only modern architecture, but all architecture and photography
of said also (I have some great B & W pics if you are interested in adding
any pics to your site). Like someone stated here previously, It is like
loosing an old friend.
Thanks again for the memories...I will never forget.


From: "Karie Georgeson" <georgeson@....att.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:02 -0700

Over the past 36 hours, I've been looking for some answers to the madness.
I was moved to look for these pictures. I wanted to see just what was
taken from us. Unfortunately, more than just these beautiful structures
are gone. All those lives, all our innocence, and the inpenetratable
feeling of living in America is gone as well.

From: "JScog" <JScog1@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:34 -0700

I am viewing these the day after their un-necessary destruction along with
so many inocent lives. Fear not those who may harm the physical body but
God which will punish evil doers in an ever lasting eternal hell!
9/12/2001

From: "Laurie Garand" <elgarand@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:40 -0700

Today is the day after,when I took the kids to our local High school, my
eyes were filled with tears. I saw 20 or so kids in a circle all holding
hands and their heads bowed. It was really quite moving.

From: <hansumsam2@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:51 -0700

...so glad you could capture the elegance of this magnificent
building...my son and I were going to go visit next week...he is only 5
but he is very sad also..thks again

From: "Dayna" <acedthisone@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:59 -0700

These are beautiful photos that I will treasure. It has been a very sad
two days, and now all we see is rubble and bodies. New York is shattered,
yet we are growing stronger - THANK YOU AMERICA. We will be Strong. My
prayers are with every single person greeving in these days of horror.
May god bless all!!

From: "Michael" <jockeymp13@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 20:05 -0700

I still can't believe they're gone! I've only been to NYC once but I have
great memories.
My prayers are with the families/friends of lost loved ones
and the people of New York City. I'm filled with so much disbelief,
sadness, and ANGER!
I hope the people of New York build a new World Trade Center
in the same spot eventually. Thanks for the photos! This site has been
bookmarked.
Sincerely,
Mike
Chicago,IL

From: "Loree N" <loveoverhate@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 20:19 -0700

Whenever I flew into New York City, I felt like the towers represented
America reaching high into the sky. Not one, but two towers . . . like
arms reaching into and beyond the clouds.
To see them crumple before the world's eyes, triggers my most fearful
side, like the U.S. could crumble so quickly.
But they were far more than a symbol, and indeed like the Phoenix rising
out of the ashes, the United States of America will rise above and even
higher. For freedom . . . all for freedom.
The World Trade Center buildings were an enormous loss. But a small loss
compared to the thousand upon thousand of innocent souls that horrifically
suffered so needlessly on September 11, 2001 . . . the day Hell arrived.
Perhaps this is the Hell that we thought would arrive at the end of the
millennium.
Pray. Pray with whatever religion that you believe in. Choose Love.

From: "Kyle Couture" <coutukg@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 20:29 -0700

My wife and I have a trip planned to NY next week and we were going to see
the sites of NYC. We still plan to visit except there will be one less
stop on our tour. I was fortunate to have toured the WTC, however, my
wife had not. Please let me know how I can purchase the "Downtown/ World
Trade Center" photo. We are going for our anniversary and I would like to
give the picture to her.
Thank you for your site and God Bless America!

From: "Sharon Thomas" <Cvthmas@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 20:39 -0700

Thanks for sharing with me. Never knew much about this building until now.

From: "Marjorie Ackman" <mla27@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 20:47 -0700

Thanks for these photos. About twenty-two years ago I was chaperoning a
group of high school students touring from the midwest and we were
standing on the top floor of the WTC looking out over the city! How sad to
see it destroyed.

From: "tate" <tfrodriguez@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 21:23 -0700

Nothing will ever describe what we, as a country, have just lost. Being
from Dallas, Texas, we feel the same emotions and anger as you all do. I
never got a chance to see the towers in person, so thank you for the
photos. Take care and God bless us all!

From: "Jocelyn Davis" <davisjocelyn@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 22:50 -0700

Seeing the WTC in one piece makes me feel serene and happy—when I have
felt broken and sad—thank you.

From: <krkoepke@....com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 23:25 -0700

since never having been to N.Y. I wanted to see how truly devastating this
was... and to, for a moment have a glimpse at the beautiful sight people
from "the city" saw each day eace... 9/12/01

From: "Stephen" <litels@....edu>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 01:06 -0700

Amazing! All I have to say is why?

From: "K9" <K9BodyMaker@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 01:07 -0700

I live in new york city and just lived through this massacre. Anyway as we
try to get our lives together I think buying some of your prints (if
possible) would help, let me know whats available, price, etc.. I may know
a few people interested. 9/13/01 (city is still burning).

From: "Miikka, Finland" <theman@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 03:19 -0700

Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures. I never had the chance to
see these now brutally devastated beauties. I'm speechless. My deepest
condolences. Don't lose faith.

From: "Danilo Ruggeri" <druggeri@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 05:17 -0700

I never saw the WTC in person, unfortunately, 'cause I live in Italy. I
was planning to visit NYC next october. Too late. Now I can only figure
what fantastic buildings the twin towers were. Thanks for these photos: a
memory will never die. Even if this wound is to large to heal, I hope that
America will react firmly and promptly against the evil. God bless America
and all of you.

From: "Kent Stoll" <kent.stoll@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 05:37 -0700

It's now been two days. After the initial shock, I've tried to avoid the
news of the carnage.
I am an American living and working in Australia and passed through the
WTC on the PATH system every day for 10 years.
Your pictures allowed me to remember this stunning sight as I'm sure
everyone else would ... in all it's glory.
What I wouldn't give for a chance to appreciate it just one more time.
Thank you.
Kent
Adelaide, Australia

From: "Nancy" <pett
n@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 05:54 -0700

I have never seen the WTC in person and wanted to what the world looked
like before Sept 11, 2001. I wish that I could see a comparison of (some
of) these views to the brave new world in which we now exist. Your images
are beautiful.

From: "Michal Docker" <Maranatha@....net>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 06:25 -0700

Wonderful, hopefully "another" will be rebuilt to send us "forward."

From: "Steve Hughes" <sanda@....fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 07:06 -0700

Just a brief note to say that that the feeling of all people in the United
Kingdom is utter disbelieve and sorrow.
We are behind you all the way. We stand together in this fight for
democracy and freedom.

signed
Retired police officer,Liverpool England
God Bless

From: "Sharyn" <polces@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 07:31 -0700

Thankyou I live in Australia and have never been to America-it is
interesting to see what they were like, thanks again and take care, i hope
all is well with all you know, our prayers are with all of America

From: "lori" <lorbransav@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 08:01 -0700

Thankyou so much for these photos. In light of what happened these photos
brought me to tears , I searched the web for some good photos of the WTC
and yours are the best

From: "Fran" <earth2fran@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 09:22 -0700

I clicked on this link because I was desperate to see how the NYC skyline
looked before the tragic terrorist attacks perpetrated against the US on
Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Seeing those two building standing in all
their glory made my heart heavy and brought tears to my eyes. My city
will never be the same, nor will our lives ever again. I love NY and as I
look at the skyline without those 2 monstrous buildings, I almost don't
recognize it. Thank you for these wonderful pictures.

From: "G. Tina French" <alexis@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 10:41 -0700

I spent many weekends, many "all-nighters" and much much time working with
several law firms (especially at the now Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP
firm back when the firm was called Brown, Wood & Ivey) in both One and Two
WTC. My heart and prayers go out to the workers and families of the
management and firms located in the WTC. As a US Army veteran of WWII and
member of the legal community, I proudly say that the people of NY truly
show the world the real backbone of every American and their indominable
spirit! Yes, we will go on and be strengthened even more because of this
unspeakable act of cowardice by terrorists.

From: <ALOVASZ@....COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 13:11 -0700

THANKS......you're unselfishness in providing these pictures is a
wonderful example of what Americans are all about and why AMERICA IS THE
BEST NATION IN THE WORLD!

From: "Laura Dowling" <laura.dowling@....cgeyc.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 13:34 -0700

I just wanted to thank you for the pictures... I spent the last 7 months
in New York, which included time at the Windows of the World, and am
devistated that my adopted city has experienced this horrible act. Looking
at these pictures helps me to remember better days...
Thank you

From: "Nasa Brunell" <zeezbaby@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 13:52 -0700

A wonderful and very beautiful part of our identity has been destroyed
which is an unbelievable tragedy. These photos are now and were a true
treasure that is deeply appreciated. My love and prayers go out to not
only; the families,and individuals but to humanity as a whole. God be with
us.

From: "richard macrae" <richardmacrae@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 14:13 -0700

thanks for letting me some wonderfull pictures i am going to new york from
the uk on the 8th october to be there for my birthday.the idea was to stnd
on top of the towers and call my brother in australia,i am glad i wasnt
born a month sooner.but thanks again for these great photos

From: "" <cookjanway@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 14:42 -0700

Since they no longer exist, thank you so much for posting these and
allowing those of us who have never had an opportunity to see the World
Trade Center building in person view them from your perspective. They
were truly beautiful.

From: "Stacy" <smfaulks@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 14:46 -0700

Thank God you have these. I hope everyone comes to this site, to feel the
love I feel right now. I am so happy these photo exist.

From: "Gary Kruse" <GaryCubfan@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:11 -0700

Ever since the towers were destroyed I wondered what the skyline of New
York was before Sept. 11, 2001. Thanks for posting these excellent
photographs.
The first day of the tragedy I watched the airliners strike the towers
with disbelief. Tonight, 9/13, when I saw a replay on tv, I had to look
away. My prayers to all the rescue workers, firemen, police, and medical
at the sight of the crumbled towers. May they be safe while trying to
rescue and recover innocent victims.


From: " Lee" <Leegold@....net>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 16:21 -0700

Thank you for saving the "images in my heart and mind" on paper. I will
cherish them forever.
Ironically, my last memories will be from a airplane just days before the
inhumanity and insanity began....

From: "Ellen Brundige" <sepdet@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:01 -0700

I wanted to add my thanks for this page and to suggest it stay as it is.
Some have asked for comparison shots to the current devastation, or
pictures of the collapse.
I think it's good to have one page we can show our children, one page to
savor and honor what was. And for those who have lost loved ones, it's a
site where they can look and remember, just for a moment, without having
to see the heartrending destruction that almost all other sites are
showing instead.
Commemorate life not death. Commemorate what was, not what ended it.
Commemorate this symbol of "reaching for the sky", not the act of tearing
down. That's what your page does.

From: "Michael Shor" <mikeshor2000@....net>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:24 -0700

Thank you wery much for keeping the memories alive. I have been woorking
for almost 3years seeing daily the most incredible sight thet was World
Trade Center. We New Yorkers will never be again after this terrible
tragedy. I hope that the memories of the people and landmarks will forewer
be engraved in the hearts and the minds of every human being who came to
love and appreciate the beauty that is New York, Thank You again.
Michael Shor

From: "ipn-athens greece" <ipn2001@....gr>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 18:10 -0700

with those pictures,I can hardly ...avoid crying...take care, be
good...everyone 13-9-01...

From: "Jason Briggeman" <briggeman@....net>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 18:36 -0700

Thanks for sharing these inspiring pictures.
The architecture was ahead of its time, visionary, going against
conventional concepts of beauty. That, coupled with the buildings'
function of promoting peaceful exchange, made the WTC a wonderful symbol
of America's iconoclastic spirit and enduring ideals.
I only hope that our reaction to the destruction of the towers does not
temper that spirit or undermine those ideals.

From: "Ray Reis" <rayreis@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 18:57 -0700

God Bless all of those who perished when these masterpieces of modern
architecture were destroyed. May he also Bless those who are injured and
nurse them back to health. May he help the civilized world seek out the
vermin that caused this tragedy, and may he Bless Mr. Heller for taking us
back to happier times through his extraordinary talent with lens and film.
God Bless America!

From: "Ivan Krstanovich" <Yugo6159@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 20:05 -0700

For some reason I wanted to see pictures of the towers that once stood.
My Wife and Son were there a year or so ago and saw them in person. I was
told that they were beautiful and enormous. I am saddened that they are
gone now. I will never have the chance to see them in person. I want to
say that our prayers in our little town are with all of the victims and
their families. I noticed that a lot of our local community gathered with
lit candles on this night to pay tribute to those who have fallen victim
to this trajedy.
I also would like for them to know that we are praying that God will
keep his hands over the survivors until help can arrive. I was so
devistated when I seen this taking place on Tuesday. May God be with us
all here in the USA and mostly with those in NYC.
Ivan

From: "DL" <legakis
4btgdll@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 20:28 -0700

All these years and I've never taken pictures of them.
I even worked briefly on the 106th floor and the view was magnificent. I
will miss them. Thank you for sharing their beauty with us.

From: "Rhonda and Randy Turner" <rturner87@....com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 20:54 -0700

We stayed at the Marriot World Trade Center this past March and now can
not believe the devestation that has fallen upon NYC. These were truly
incredible buildings. It saddens us greatly that NY has forever been
changed.

From: "Miikka, Finland" <theman@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 03:47 -0700

Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures. I never had the chance to
see these now brutally devastated beauties. I'm speechless. My deepest
condolences. Don't lose faith.

From: "Bob" <Slyyyck@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 05:48 -0700

i only hope i would have recognized the same pictures had i ever been
given the opportunity to see the Towers in person...thank you for sharing
your pictures so freely with the world...god bless america...and americans
like you...

From: "Rach" <angelchic018@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 06:03 -0700

your photos are wonderful and after the tragedy of them falling, to see
them is just crazy but beatiful.

From: "gil" <gil.guillemoteau@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 06:20 -0700

Même dans les coins les plus reculés de notre pays, le peuple français est
rivé à la télévision et partage avec vous américains, ces moments de
douleur et de cauchemar.
Merci pour l'auteur de ces photos.

From: "Matt Lundy" <mlundy@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 08:03 -0700

The photos are amazing. I was born and raised in NY, and worked in the
World Financial Center as a young stockbroker. I've lived in New Orleans
for the last 10 years and I honestly can't believe the next time I go home
the twin towers will not be there. God bless the men and women who went
to work Tuesday morning and will never be coming home.

From: "Cam Demeter" <lazisky@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 08:15 -0700

Wow. I love looking at NYC-I'm stuck in an office job in St. Louis for 30
years. Thank you.

From: "Joe Gill" <Joeg52@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 08:43 -0700

I have never been to NYC in my life, but I regret not going now. Those
buildings were gorgeous and symbols of American Pride. They will rebuild
them and as I heard Scully from Godsmack say" They will be like two middle
fingers at the bastards who did this!! We will never be beaten , we will
never be demoralized.....because we are Americans!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

From: "Roe" <rosebud@....net>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 13:16:34 -0400


In the late 1980's to early 1990's, I used to work at 2 WTC, 106th
floor for Shearson Lehman. Althought I took many photos of the view, I
never thought to take any photos of the actual buildings. I just
figured, I could always see the buildings, but wanted to remember the
view. Unfortunately, I was so very wrong.
Your photos helped me to remember the beauty of those towers. It's
almost like seeing an old friend. Thank you for sharing your photos
with the rest of us. I am sure there will be many people who will enjoy
seeing the towers again.
I am sending your web address to all my former co workers and friends
who would be interested in seeing the photos (even a cousin in Italy).
Good luck to you and thanks again for helping to ease the pain and loss,
even just a little bit.
Roe Carroll

From: "Kim Foley" <kimfoley@....net>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 11:26:17 -0600


Thank You for your beautiful pictures. The one and only time I visited
NY (15 yrs ago) I remember my friend saying "Look up - you're in the
World Trade Center! I looked up between those buildings, not realizing
it would be my only chance to see them.
Thanks Again,
Kim Foley
Littleton, CO

From: "hidzir khalil" <hizay@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 12:20 -0700

I'm not an american but i have been to the US once, whilst studying in the
uk, now that the wtc is no more with us I hope everybody will keep these
beautiful picture in their hard disk forever for they tell a 1000 words.

From: "Jason" <jye1@....edu>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 12:52 -0700

I work at NYU, and from the park just outside my office, we witnessed this
tragic loss. Now we walk through the park in disbelief of the loss of life
and that they are just gone. Thank you for helping to preserve something
we consider a part of us as New Yorkers.

From: "arlington boy" <davisrc3@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 16:45 -0700

Sometimes we do not allow ourselves a true appreiciation of
the magnificent beauty that surrounds us throughout this
great country, as I am reminded by these photographs.We should all yearn
to realize that appreciation everyday because
tomorrow it may not exist.These photographs are irreplaceable pieces of
our history.thank you

From: "Rose" <Rosebud1313@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 17:06 -0700

I read some of the feedback. For those of you who unfortunately never got
to see the towers in person, it truly is a great loss. As beautiful as
these photos are, you still cannot get the same impact as seeing them in
person. I grew up in NY and admired the skyline all my life, almost to
the point of taking it for granted. I am so sad that my children will
never be able to go to the "top of the world" and see the spectacular
view. They will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing these photos so
we can remember them standing pround and tall. This website has been so
helpful in beginning to heal from all the pain. THank you, Mr. Heller for
unselfishly sharing your beautiful photos with the world. God Bless you
and God rest the souls of the tens of thousands of lives that were so
tragically lost.

From: "Mike Bartlett" <MBART429@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 17:25 -0700

Thanks for the pictures of the way it was (I liked "Brooklyn Bridge and
Downtown" the best). May God rest all the souls lost in this tragedy. May
those columns of light and symbols of America reach for the sky once
again.

From: "Tracey Ravo" <ravo6869@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 17:30 -0700

This pictures are wonderful! I live in NJ and took it for granted that
the NY skyline would always be there. These pictures are very nice.
Thank you for taking the time to produce them. They are priceless.

From: "martin" <july1hubby@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 17:37 -0700

Great photos, good to see them as they were one last time.
Now it's time to make our stand while most of the world is with us.

From: " C. L. Richardson" <clvern@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 17:50 -0700

Thank you for sharing these with us. It is so much a
necessary part of the healing process. I wanted to be
able to give my Dad something to remember, as he had
expressed a desire for postcards. Now I can give him
this site to visit and be touched by something we took
for granted previously.
Thank you so much. Thank you.

From: "jeanette" <rjz00@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 17:58 -0700

after what has happend it is nice to know that you can still see beauty on
the computer. thank you for the great pictures for me to look at. i used
to work there years ago. i am very hurt by what has happend in NYC.

From: "stacey hayashi" <stacey@....net>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 18:38 -0700

Thank you so much for posting these pictures. I live in Hawaii and even
though we're thousands of miles away, we still feel the pain of New
York... we're Americans, too. God Bless America.

From: "Tanisha Wilkins" <tmw27612@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 18:59 -0700

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I not only turned 27 years old but I also
witnessed the most horrible act of devastation that this great nation has
ever experienced. As I look around your site at the awesomeness of what
once was, I am filled with disbelief and sadness. Those lights that once
shone so brightly in those windows will shine no more. I can only hope
that those individuals who were in those offices when these photos were
taken were somehow spared on September 11, 2001.

From: "Janette" <jrollock@....com.au>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 19:14 -0700

Thank you Dan.
Looking at the pictures is like visiting an old friend. I lived in New
Jersey for a number of years and went to NY often. We in Australia share
your pain and sorrow and extend our hand in friendship and love.
It is indeed a high price we pay for freedom and democracy.
Thank you again.
Janette
Adelaide, South Australia

From: "Marion" <mrgreene@....net>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 19:40 -0700

Thanks for the memories. I worked across the street for many years before
I "retired" and move dto Long Island. I know first hand how beautiful the
scenes were from those Twin Towers. I like all your photos, ou have a
great "eye" but especially the shot of Windows of the World nwhere I sat
many times overlooking our beautiful city while having dinner or enjoying
an after work cocktail. Thank you for showing the World Trade Center and
other landmarks of NYC in all their glory.
God Bless you and God Bless us all.
Let there be peace. Let it begin with me.

From: "Dana Michael" <Spyderman71@....com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 23:42 -0700

Thank you Mr. Heller.
I live in the Seattle area, and thus have grown up in the shaddow of the
Space Needle. I drive by it nearly every day, and take for granted that
it will always be a part of the beautiful backdrop of the Puget Sound.
With the horrible attacks this week, and especially after sharing the
responses of those who have been so touched by your photos, I reallize
that nothing is for sure. Now I find myself trying to imagine what it
would be like to drive by Downtown and not have the Needle in the skyline.
My heart and my prayers go out to the people of New York, who not only
have to suffer through their losses and the pictures on the news; but also
have to be reminded every time they gaze at the incredible skyline of
Manhattan.
Tomorrow I take my own pictures, thanks to you, so I won't have to look
for a web site like this one is case, God forbid, anything like this
should happen again.
God Bless America, and "Seize the Day!!!"

From: "evelyn" <evelyn
pappa@....com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 05:07 -0700

I can't imagine them gone. Your pictures are just like what's in
my memory.And what I seeon TV can't be possible. I will go back to
My New York and help put those beuties back where they belong.
Thanks

From: "Dan Powers" <Iwork@....com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 05:28 -0700

I thank you from the depth of my Heart for these pictures.My Father was
one of the Ironworkers who had built the World Trade centers.He is gone
now,but through the years whenever I had looked to the skyline of New
York,I had swelled with a personal pride,knowing all the stories of Men
sacrificeing for others who's souls were lost in this endevor.At the first
knowledge of the attack I felt thank God Dad isn't here to see this.But
then I realized that he is here and that his Spirit lives on within all
those Policemen,Firefighters,Rescue workers and Ironworkers Who selflessly
did and would give their lives for their fellow man.This is one mans
son,who gives all his love and respect to the men and women who's Spirit
reflects the essence of America. May God Bless you all
In Loving memory of
Gerald Patrick Dennis Powers
Love your son
Dan

From: "Connie Martin" <Babeyblu88@....com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 05:38 -0700

These are wonderful pics!! My Granddaughter is only 7, and I've been
trying to explain everything that happened on Tues., Sept. 11, 2001.
These pics really are a help, now only a memory. Thank you so much!! May
God be with the victims, their families, and this great nation!!

From: "Adriana Alfonso" <cubana17@....com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 08:13 -0700

I still cannot believe all that has been lost. New York bears a broken
heart as does the families of lost loved ones, and the entire nation and
world. I was lucky enough to make it home from a few blocks where those
defining, symbolic and proud monuments once stood. I think this page shall
forever remain a testament of what once was and how its downfall helped
bring the nation together.

From: "sheila wessenberg" <sheilaw@....com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 09:03 -0700

i am a native new yorker.
my dad was an ironworker that
built the trade center.
i cried veiwing your photos. my heart aches.

From: "William J. Rosamond, Jr." <wjrosamond@....com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 10:33 -0700

Thank you. We will never have this view again.

From: "Susan A. Johnson" <golf@....net>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 11:21 -0700

Dan, youre a true American gentleman for allowing everyone to view your
pictures at no cost. I believe you deserve the right to "sell" them if
people want to buy, but thanks for allowing fellow Americans to see these
beautiful Towers as they were before the tragedy. Recently, Ive felt anger
from several gas stations that "gouged" gas prices... taking advantage of
an American tradegy. I could not believe people could do this at such a
time. Thank you again for your kindness and your beautiful art. Im
overwhelmed.

From: "Marty Chiavario" <y2kfixer@....com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 20:25 -0700

Thank you for your photos. They meant to terrorize us but
instead they have filled us with resolve. They meant to
tear us apart but instead they have united us. They meant
this for evil but instead we will turn this into good. They
meant to shame us but instead we are proud. They meant to
turn the WTC into a grotesque specter but we will turn it into
an international shrine dedicated to life, liberty and
freedom so that "...government of the people, by the people,
for the people, shall not perish from the earth." For
those who have died in the WTC, their work is finished;
may God keep them in his perfect peace. For us remaining,
WE HAVE UNFINISHED BUSINESS; LET'S ALL GET TO WORK!!
Mr. Heller, thank you for your charity and service.

From: "Harrison M" <logoboy27@....com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 00:31 -0700

On this sleepless night I thank you for allowing me to
visit with a dear old friend. There is a hole in my heart
only matched by the hole ripped out of our city. But make
no mistake...New York will heal and rebuild because it is
inhabited by New Yorkers.

From: "Jay Shea" <jayshea7272@....com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 23:21 -0700

Although I was lucky enough to have all my NYC friends and family survive
this terrible disaster, I still have the empty feeling as if I've lost a
loveone. Looking at these photos, I see what I've lost. The "city", my
"city", will never been the same. It hurts.

From: "Miriam Cotter" <mtcotter@....com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 11:35 -0700

Thank you for these photos! My father worked in WTC Tower 1 many years
ago, and I have many memories of visiting his office there, as well as
taking out-of-town guests to the observation deck on a few occasions.
Even after seeing all the images on TV, internet and newspapers of the
"new" NYC skyline - I don't think I have felt the REAL shock that I will
experience when I see it with my own eyes some day. May God be with us
all - especially those who are in such deep pain right now.......

From: "robert" <moichido52@....com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 12:01 -0700

Wow, these buildings are such a beautiful representation of our omnipotent
world position. When I look at those buildings I realize just how
incredibly powerful we are as U.S. citizens and how God really must be on
our side. We are so good and powerful and this is what they really
represent. It's kind of like, God, Mom and Apple Pie. You know what I
mean? I only hope that they are rebuilt and that they're built even higher
to show the world that we are Number One and that we are a power to be
reckoned with.
May God bless us all.
U.S. is number one!

From: "patricia" <alex2de@....es>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 13:34 -0700

Maravillosas y hermosas fotos de un lugar al que ya nunca podre subir...un
lugar que ya nunca volvera a ser el mismo.
LLevo toda mi vida viendo las torres en fotos y no puedo creer que ya no
existan,ni ellas ni los miles de personas que alli han perecido,mi corazon
se ha partido en dos.

From: "RoseMarie Antonucci" <rma514@....com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 16:58 -0700

Thanks for submitting your photos. My son and daughter-in-law took their
children to visit the world Trade Observation deck in July. The children
were amazed and delighted and requested a return visit. My son took
photos of the children taking in all the beauty of the observation deck
and the panaroma view of the city. I have these photos as wall paper on
my computer. Sad to say that is the only way I can view these magnificent
buildings. The terrorists can take them down but they can never take the
memories away from all New Yorkers. We will survive and prevail because
we have good on our side as opposed to their evil. God Bless America and
the New York City Fire Dept., Police Dept and EMS workers. They are truly
our heros.
g
W

From: "Sharon" <CoastalBeachGirl@....com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 17:22 -0700

The photos are awesome, something I really needed to see. I still can not
believe everything that has happened. I pray for all the victims of this
terrible tradegy, and pray that whoever did this is punished. Also i
would like to thank all the people who are helping with the sad but
necessary cleanup of a once beautiful landmark. Your pictures will remain
in my mind forever...

From: "jennifer" <jc
gypsy7@....com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 17:32 -0700

After seeing the horrendous photos on tv the past days.. I had to come and
search for photos of the skyline and the WTC as it was. I am quite
surprised and gratified to see I am not the only one needing the
remembrances of the beauty of our skyline.. the innocence and security
felt before this began. As a New Yorker - these photos are more needed
than you can ever know.
Thank you.

From: "Dave Carter" <dcarter@....com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 18:43 -0700

I'm not an american but feel the same way. I wish i could of seen the
towers in person but never can now. America will prevail stronger. My
condolences to all the american people.
Dave Carter, Calgary Canada

From: "rohan" <terminator3222@....com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 01:19 -0700

great photos dan!
im a 15 yr old boy from india, and seeing the wtc in reallife was one
of my greatest desires . on the 11th when i saw the two twins falling and
vanishing into thin air, my dreams too vanished into thin air.since i was
5 yrs old i had been drawing the twin towers.now i can see the wtc only
through photos.the death of the wtc was like the dying of an old friend

From: "Jon Hansell" <jonhansell@....com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 20:06 -0700

I live in Jersey City Heights, NJ, with arguably the best view of
Manhattan (because of the altitude). I can see all the way from the
Verazanno Bridge to Harlem from my windows. Watching those two american
icons crumble brought tears to my eyes. This site is beautiful and
reminds me of the work that is left to be done - to regain the strength
and unity that those two towers personified. They will return in greater
splendor than before. Thank you for the images.
Jon Hansell, JC Heights, NJ

From: "Joni Necessary" <jnnecessary@....com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 10:15 -0700

Being only 20 years old I have not gotten a chance to explore the world
yet. I am saddened that not only will i never be able to see the WTC as
it was but also for those who have family, friends, and others involved in
the tragic accident on 9-11-01. Thank You for showing be the beauty of
the WTC, and for keeping its memory alive for everyone. My heart is with
you and all those affected by the attack. And remeber America will
prevail. God Bless America.

From: "Leath" <leathmarie@....com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:03 -0700

I would like to say thank you for the pictures. I think so many of us
take advantage and don't realize what we have until it's gone. I
especially loved these towers as my father built the observatory deck. It
meant a lot to bring my 11 year old son there 2 months ago and tell him
that his grandfather built that. He created something which allowed
people to see an amazing view of NYC. I am very proud to say he had a
part in that. Thanks again.

From: "Gary P. Winters" <gary.winters@....com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 19:52 -0700

You have a terrific eye for turning steel and glass into a portrait of
beauty. This was obviously a labor of love. I can't remember the WTC
looking better.

From: "Jack Ferneley" <foodood@....net>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 20:56 -0700

As a human being, my heart is broken by this despicable act. As a
hospitality industry professional, my thoughts go to the families of my
fellow culinarians at Windows on the World. The tragic loss of many
talented people will be forever etched into our hearts and thoughts. Jack
Ferneley-
member, American Culinary Federation. Ventura, CA.

From: "Michael the American" <phincycle@....com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 02:32 -0700

9/19/2001
The photos reflect such tranquility and beauty. I will miss our towers so
deeply.

From: "Hilda Beltran" <hilman40@....com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 01:44 -0700

Sept 11, was my daughters birthday, she turned 17, it was the saddest day
of our lives. I still can't see pictures of the attacks without crying. My
love goes out to all the families affected by the tragedy and to our every
day heroes, the police and emergency personnel. From Long Beach,
California.....Thank You for the beautiful pictures..

From: "Daniel L. Draffen" <draffen@....net>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 19:48 -0700

Dan,
Thank you very much for preserving these beautiful views
of a lost treasure for future generations to enjoy. Please,
if you get a chance, pass on to the real estate developer that we would
like to see these magnificant monuments rebuilt. It is like Paris without
the Eiffel Tower, Egypt without the Pyrimids! I truely hope they rebuild
these, only better and stronger. God bless America!

From: "Jim Abbott" <buttsplc1@....com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 20:05 -0700

Living in Lawton Oklahoma where a tall building is at most 20 stories its
hard to grasp the Majesty of the awe inspiring land marks that have been
lost. Thanks to your site I've been given a glimpse of something I had
one day hoped to see in person but never will now. I'm typing this while
watching the "America a tribute to hereos". Even though I don't
personally know anyone who may have died in the recent tragedy I have a
terrible sence of personal loss and I fear the country will not ever be
the same. But I do believe it has brought us all closer and made us all
stronger. God Bless America and give all the people cleaning up and
recovering the bodies from the World Trade Center the strength to bear up
to what they have been and will seeing it has to be emotionally draining.
Thank you again.

From: "Rhonda Carra" <RetroMetro@....com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 22:56 -0700

Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to see these incredible
works of man-made art once again before their heinous destruction. I am
one of the fortunate ones in that my daughters & I experienced the
observation floor during our trips to NYC...at least nobody can take my
memories away. The grieving for the thousands of lives lost & the sorrow
for the victims, survivors & their families is something I am still coming
to grip with...I'm afraid to cry, I won't be able to stop. Thank you
again.

From: "Maria Bezrodnaya" <pepsigrl007@....com>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 03:25 -0700

After going back to school 2 blocks away from the wtc i had to get some
pictures of the wtc. Looking at your pictures is so soothing for some
reason. I just wish that i appreciated them more, as a new yorker you run
around the whole day and even when you are right across the street from
something that awsome you don't even care to pay attention...the only
clear memory in my head was when i just moved here from Russia, i remember
lying on the benches by the fountain that was right underneath the towers
and seeing how they seem to lean towards each other on top, and keep
arguing with my mother why one seems taller than the other eventhough they
are the same hight....Stupid memory but that's the time when i actually
studied those buildings in detail.....
thanx,
i just wonder what is going to be in that HUGE EMTY space....SICK, I'm so
glad that i didn't see the colapse with my own eyes, only the fire, all my
friends are now HIGHLY disturbed, but ofcourse that's nothing comparing to
the other 6,000 and even more families..

From: "Javier B.P." <java11@....es>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 13:07 -0700

Imágenes que pasarán a la posteridad tras la dichosa catástrofe.
Impactante paisaje creado puramente por y para el hombre. INCREIBLE

From: "Elvira" <dopamined@....com>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 13:20 -0700

Kisses from Spain.

From: "Anthony Irace" <m23bus@....com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 00:37 -0700

Dear Fellow Members Of the Human Race,
I am a NYC Transit Bus Driver who works in Manhattan. I passed the WTC
every day going to and from work. Looking at that Beautiful Skyline and
thinking to myself what a wonderful thing it is to live here.
Since 9 / 11 /01 I have been assigned along with many other bus drivers to
driving Police, Fire, EMS, FBI & National Guardsmen down to the site &
anywhere they need to go. I have been down to Ground Zero { I hate that
term } many times in the past 12 days. All I can say is " My God What Have
They Done ". The TV news media photos do not really show the true
devastation. It is very different seeing it up close and in person.
I want to thank all of the people who have been helping us down here,
they feed us give us clothing if we need it and even moral and emotional
support. Every time I pass the site I cant help but to shed tears,
sometimes I think I am going to loose it, and have a nervouse breakdown
from all of the emotion I have inside of me.
I have been working 16 hrs a day doing my small part in this rescue
operation. People cheer and wave flags when they see our city busses
coming from the site. One lady even hugged me and thanked me for being one
of the heroes helping out. Funny thing is I dont feel like a hero, the
real heros are still beneath the rubble of the WTC.
My family was personally effected from this horrific crime against
humanity. My Brother In-law was trapped for 30 minutes under what was left
of the Marriot Hotel. He suffered 80 stitches to the face, multiple
bruises and fractures. He was among the missing for 7 hours. He is now at
home resting and recovering, Thank God ! . The physical scars will heal
quick but the emotional damage he suffered will be with him for years to
come.
My wife and I always wanted to go to the top of the WTC, I kept on
saying " We live here, the towers aint g

From: Angeline Kaleinani Otemai-YehYun <kalei18@....com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 03:15 -0700

Talofa!!! I'm Angeline K. Otemai-Yehyun from American Samoa. We Samoans as
like Americans witness on television and news broadcast about the attack.
I really felt deeply for those who lost their lives on the WTC1&2. Just by
watching the airplanes crashing into the towers was very horrible to see.
As a Citizen of United States I would like to thank this opportunity for
this website by Dan Heller. It is my pleasure to see the most beautiful
sight of the tower before September 11, 2001. But for those victims that
were on the jetliner I give my soft sympathy for them because they knew
that they were going to die. As of today since the attack. Here in
American Samoa is being alerted and aware of those evil doers Hijackers
that will enter the Island. Everyday we turn on that switch to see if we
are being secure from those haters.
Any way, I love the pictures their really colrful and outstanding indeed.
I wish I could have one but to tell you something even though I haven't
Been to New York for all my life but I can see that I 've been there in my
presence.
>From the Island of Tutuila and Manu'a we wish our deeply sympathy for
those American who lost their lives.
Thank you....
Ia manuia le la'asaga i aso oi luma,
Fa'afetai Soifua.

From: Lainie <Lainie22@....com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 11:37 -0700

As a native New Yorker, I am ashamed to say
how much I took "The City" and all it's beauty
for granted. Like most New Yorkers all we see is
the crowded streets, delayed subways, high cost
of living, nasty cab drivers and dirty streets.
Thanks to your photos and the tragic events of
September 11, I now love and appreciate "My City".
Thank you for your beautiful photographs to
treasure.

From: Bill <Jvillebil
13@....com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 19:50 -0700

I grew up in South Georgia to the parents of a WWII veteran from Georgia
and a mother that grew up in New York City. My grandparents and great
grandparents lived in NYC. My first visit to NYC was two years ago in
November. I was on the New Jersey side of the river when we came around
the corner at night and suddenly there overlooking the river was the city.
My very first look at the city, and there stood the twin towers, such an
incrediable site. I spent time the next evening in the city and went to
the base of one the twin towers and just looked up. You can't imagine the
feeling. My heritage, my roots, and the future. I appreciate the posting
of the photo's. Even though I only spent one day in the city a piece of
my also died with the tragic thousands that lost their lives. Thank you
for your work. Bill

From: JAMES POWELL <RAWHIDE@....NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 21:06 -0700

I REALLY LOVE THE PICTURES OF THE WTC. I AM A .VOL. FIREFIGHTER IN MY TOWN
IN KOUNTZE,TEXAS. WE ALL IN THE
DEPT. HAVE TAKEN DONATIONS FOR THE PEOPLE THERE. WE COLLECTED $4600.00 IN
ABOUT 4.5 HOURS. THANKS AGAIN. ;-)

From: Douglas Thompson <litboy2000@....com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 13:50 -0700

These beautiful photographs have given me solace in wake of the events of
September the 11th. The Twin Towers replaced the Empire State Building as
my favorite building when I was a kid back in the 1970's. I finally got
to see them from the air when I flew into New York en route to Frankfurt,
but was never able to visit them in person. In the aftermath of this
attrocity, I have become more determined than ever to move to New York,
which has been a lifelong dream of mine. I will be a writer living in New
York despite these montrous acts.

From: Susan <fuchs@....net>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 17:18 -0700

Beautiful...reminds me that I will never get used to the new ugly skyline.
I am a survivor of the first bombing in '93, 101st floor 1 WTC, 6 mos
pregnant. This was my worst nightmare come true. I was touched as much
by the words from all over the globe on your website as I was by the
beautiful pictures. We have lost so much...the graceful towers,
irreplaceable lives and loves, our sense of security...thank you again

From: Joe Larson <fedjoe@....com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 18:56 -0700

I am a Border Patrol Officer on our southern borders. We have discussed
how we (USA Government) have left our borders opened. Until 11 September,
nobody believe the importance of our security until the WTC fell.

From: Tyrone Jacobs <Twin@....net>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 22:22 -0700

My first memory of the Towers was going to a Pink Floyd concert in NY in
1976. We were 16 year old kids and made a day of it in the city so we went
in and got on an elevator to see how far up we could get. We managed to
get to the highest maintenance floor under the top. It was a full floor of
empty space with only the walled frame and windows all around. The sights
of the city from so high up were awesome all around and we snickered that
we got a free tour without paying for the observation deck. The building
was only around 6 years old, so the construction on that floor was still
relatively new and incomplete.
I lived near the city all my life, so the towers were always around
whenever I got into the city. They towered over lower Manhattan like a
weird collosus. Like the poster a few posts back, I have a strong memory
of standing at their base looking up the mesmerizing parallel lines of the
exterior design thinking they were not as tall as they looked from a
distance.
I think NY should use the opportunity to replace them with one huge
tower higher than anything else in the world...

From: john garofalo <koolcopper@....com>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 11:30 -0700

first i must say thanks to dan for not showing the disgusting photos that
have been circulating in and around the world trade ctr..then i must say
to the world,that ive been a nyc police officer for 12 yrs,ive been
working 14 hr shifts at ground zero for the last 3 weeks. and i never
would of thought of the outpouring and support from the citizens around
the world for my fellow officers and the nyc fireman...being a cop for so
long makes u kind of negative toward people after seeing the bad side of
people, day in and day out.,but now my outlook has changed and as long as
we have the peoples support ,we all will strive for a better world to live
in ....i thank u again........... police officer john garofalo nyc police
dept

From: Katie <SimAnGeL320@....com>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 19:14 -0700

hia, my name is Katie, and im only 12 yrs. old. I know i really dont have
to worry about this, but i do!.I think these pictures deeply touched us
all. There wonderful.

From: Janet <Nitebirds@....com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 22:24 -0700

I worked across the street from the WTC for 13 years. It was an exciting
place to be. I witnessed Phillipe Petit walk a tightrope between the
towers, George Willig climb up the side of one tower, and the King Kong
movie (with Jessica Lange) being filmed. My father was a welder and
helped build them. As a child, we visited the site when it was just a
tremendous hole in the ground. My children were very proud that their
grandfather helped build the towers. Now I grieve for a friend who is
missing, so I thank you for helping me remember better days.
God bless the FDNY and the NYPD.

From: James Russell <jjr88@....com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 09:10 -0700

Hello Dan, and anyone who has ever gazed upon the "Trade" and drew fom its
strength. I was young, and always had a fascination with larger than life
things like tall buildings. I just naturally fell in love with the Trade
cause its strong and bold nature, as a silent but majestic sentinel in the
skyline of Manhattan just made you wonder if, if it was just possible to
dream that big, abd reach that far. As a kid those towers symbolized
success, strength, and that stability needed to thrive in a tough urban
jungle like New York, and this world. I mean you wake up in the morning,
and no matter how early you did, those towers were there, before you in a
way, and at night after work as you go home, they were still there
dedicated, showing what it took to be a success. They truly had a life of
their own. World Trade, commerce, business, hard work, strength, and
dedication, the keys to being something in my life. Though they reached
the upper echilon in their class, of being worlds tallest, and a short
time later, lost it, and still stood, did their job, shows another key of
success, no matter what, how you come up short, keep standing. Now as I
look upon that empty hollow space, where so many died, so many dreams
disappeared, so many hopes crushed in rubble and ashes I must do what my
symbols of motivation cannot do now. As the tears roll down my face while
I type this, I MUST stand, for them, for New York, for all of America, WE
MUST STAND, together, united, for liberty, and decency and hope and
courage. Now, as I look upon my life, as a great mentor does, they fade
away with only the lessons taught to remember them. I feel personally
attached to those buildings. Because they motivated me, and now I am doing
pretty well, and did get the chance to visit my beautiful towers, but now
since they were taken from me, once again, I will do what they cannot%2

From: Bill <bill1028@....rr.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 13:43 -0700

Your pictures are beautiful and heartbreaking.

From: Chris Bergin <acb910@....com>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 21:40 -0700

My heart goes out to all the families
friends and co-workers of those killed in
this tragedy. My husband had 3 firefighters
killed from his step grandfathers family, We
know how they all feel and our love goes to them
always.

From: <Mrelw715@....com>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 08:38 -0700

I'm a volunteer firefighter now living in NYC and your images of the WTC
are absolutely wonderful. Through these images the memory will remain
alive. Thanks

From: Mone <mlyoungblo@....com>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 12:10 -0700

The Day the Americans Stood Still.
The day the still bodies mourned. It took a toll on every one in the
United States. The type of violence came unexpectedly, having everyone in
total shock. The time of tearful eyes flooding down the faces of
survivors, friends, and families; as well as the national audiance and the
heros. God bless these people who risk their lives to save the victims.
Gone but not forgotten....the lost lives and the twin towers. They are
dead but rest in a better place. They are all gone to heaven now living
with God.
Although, I never been to New York, will still miss those twin
towers(World Trade Center). NYC will never be the same without them.
God Bless the souls,survivors,freinds,and families of the victims.

From: kevin mcdowell <ksmmcd@....com>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 20:30 -0700

I'm a NYC Firefighter and was working on the 11th. I was the driver that
day. To this day I still think that my wife is going to kick me and wake
me up because I'm late for work, and that this was just a bad dream. I
wish my last images of the WTC were as beautiful as your photos, but my
Company was on the Brooklyn Bridge when the second tower collapsed and all
I can say was everything just turned ugly. I'm gonna save this site on my
favorites list and when I can't get that ugly image out of my head, I can
just pull up this site and get a smile on my face again. Thanks for the
pictures. FireFighter 1st grade Kevin McDowell FDNY.

From: Afua Richardson <bluloks@....com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 16:58 -0700

Dear Dan,
i remember my first date with my fiance was in the winter garden of the
wtc.He'd lived in new york all his life and had never been there.The wtc
was my little get away...a place i'd go to think.At least he had the
oppertunity to see them before he died last november...and the death of
the buildings.and now I can hold on to some incredible pictures....to veiw
the sky line with the buildings in their rightful place gives me a since
of closure to that wound that was gaping since the 11th. may God continue
to bless you and your gift Mr. Heller
AFUA RICHARDSON
New York,ny

From: Judith <WriterMyst@....com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 19:35 -0700

Dan,
I came to your site to search for the skyline that is no longer in tact.
I can't help but feel that after Sept. 11th, we are no longer in tact- as
New Yorkers and as Americans. The whole world has changed. Yet your
beautiful photographs are a testament to the magic that was.
Each time I would drive past the New York Skyline, especially upon
entering what I call my native city, even though I was born in Budapest
(another beautiful city), the
exhilaration I felt was like no other in the world. My heart would beat
faster, and my pulse quickened, and I felt that any dream I had was still
a possibility in this amazing city. We have all truly lost something of
ourselves.
Thank you for preserving these images. Thank you for allowing us to
express our thoughts here and to read what others have said. As I glance
at the comment of Kevin McDowell of the FDNY above me, my heart aches. My
heart aches for all of those who have witnessed the terrible sights and
sounds of Sept. 11th, and for all those who are no longer with us; for all
for those who have lost family members and friends in this unspeakable
tradgedy. Besides your eternal images, my one consolation is that we who
are alive, still have our voices. Our voices are still soaring above the
ruins. They cannot take that away from us. Let us never forget and let
our voices carry our memories of our brave heroes and victims in to the
future, to go where they cannot go. Lets make sure that they have not
died in vain and that in their memory we will act and not remain silent.
We shall overcome. We shall prevail. We will smile again, one sunny day.

From: george <napihed83@....com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 17:39 -0700

I worked in 7 world trade and my fiance worked in 2 wtc on the 45th floor
for morgan stanley.
I am thankful that we both escaped. However, it is important to never
forget.
Never forget the buildings, never forget how awful it was.
Most importantly, never forget those who didn't make it and their
families.
The motherless and fatherless children and all the widows.
God Bless.

From: John <jlamendola@....com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:42 -0700

Mr. Heller:
I would like to thank you personally for putting together such beautiul
photos. All I can do is harken back as to how the USA was on September
10th, 2001, and your photos help me do that. In such turbulent times, I
prefer to look back right now, not forward, and your photos enable me to
do so....

From: Jeff <JHairfi954@....com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 15:42 -0700

...these pictures bring back a memory...It was back in the spring of '88
and I had just landed an outside sales job and had to train with a
seasoned rep in New Jersey. Being from the South, I had never been farther
north than Baltimore. The day started in Glen Burnie, MD and our last call
before doubling back was in Montclair, NJ. I took a look on the map and
hoped we would have a chance to go into NY, just to say "I had been
there". Well, due to time constraints, we didn't get to stop in NY.
However, from the interstate...though far away...I could see the images of
the twin towers of the WTC. I had done a book report on skyscrapers in
junior high and now finally was getting the chance to see one
(bonus...two). After our last call, we headed back south. Again I saw the
towers to the left out the window, and my partner said if we ever get back
up here again we'd try to get over to the city. I spent that night in a
hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ and when I talked to my wife on the phone, I
mentioned my first day on the job went well and "Oh I saw the World Trade
Center" too!
I've never had the chance to get back up 95...I'll never forget what I had
the chance to see that day, though from a distance, forvever. The pictures
are more than my mere words can describe. Thanks for posting them
Jeff H. Yorktown, VA

From: John <jlgny010@....com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 16:17 -0700

Thanks for some memorable pics of the WTC.
My father was a construction manager at the WTC for 10 years. Some of my
fondest memories of my father are of him taking me to work, to the WTC.
Those grand towers became a part of who we were.
My father passed away 7 years ago. This cowardly act has unfortunately
stole another part of me. I can't take my children one day to see the
buildings that my father built.
My thoughts and prayers are with all who have suffered loss. Life will
never be the same, but time will heal and we will prevail.
Thanks for the pics.

From: Scott Keele <skeele@....com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 21:25 -0700

Thanks so much for the pictures.
I am a chaplain for the Broken Arrow Police Department in
Oklahoma and was at the WTC for over a week in October.
I walked through the rubble of the once beautiful buildings
and tried to make sense of a senseless act.
The first tower to be hit (and the second to fall)
was leaning upon the building beside it...
the smaller building was totally burned out and
crushed from the weight of that awful day.
At one point in walking the perimeter, that small
building took on the shape of the Murrah building
in Oklahoma. My mind raced back to April 19th, my
feet stopped moving, but my tears wouldn't.
I remember the pain and the anguish of the Murrah bombing
and was asked my many NY cops and firemen how is compared...
and the only answer was... it didn't compare... it couldn't
compare.
The Murrah building ... The World Trade Center towers...
I was so impressed with everyone, especially their
desire to find as many of the victims as possible...
Every NY cop... every Port Authority cop... every fireman...
and rescurer are to be commended. Commended for their
tireless courage and determination.
New York, You need to know that Oklahoma stands with you...
beside you...
and behind you...
Scott Keele
BAPD Chaplain

From: Liam <liam.cassidy@....com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 20:37 -0700

I once had a project in school here in Scotland when I was
around 6 years old to draw the WTC and thought they were the most amazing
things in the world,
I still do, the photos are brilliant, I hope America build
another two, the world needs and respects them. From Scotland....
GOD BLESS AMERICA... and especially the victims of this atrocity

From: Paul Brullo <kkearney1@....com>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2001 18:47 -0800

I visited the towers in 1997 on my first trip to New York. I am an artist
and shortly after my return I painted many variations of the Towers and
had an exhibition last November 2000. When I saw what took place on Sept
11, I just stared at my paintings and cried. I hang one still in my Living
room. The morning light from my window gives an errie glow on the towers
and I wonder of what now will now happen in the world. Although I live on
the other side of the world in Australia I feel so close now to all of you
in the U.S. And to all artists out there like Dan, keep taking photos and
paint, sculpt and keep the spirit going
regards
Paul Brullo
Melbourne Australia

From: Jack Stevens <Tukwila54@....com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 09:21 -0800

Mr. Heller;
I had never been to New York City or to the Twin Towers before I was
deployed with the FEMA Rescue Team. I was at ground zero for ten days in
the rescue effort. I still can not believe what I have seen. Thank you for
these great pictures of the WTC before the event.
Jack Stevens
Tukwila Fire Department
Washington Task Force 1,
The Puget Sound Urban Rescue Task Force

From: Lonnie <crazytown
2005@....com>
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 12:31 -0800

I am a fourteen year old student at Rosebud-Lott High school and i was in
my 2nd class when they made an announcement in class that 2 planes has
crashed into the world trade center and like as soon as they said that my
heart just like almost stopped. I was just so terrified! then we cut on
the tv in our class and then they showed as the other plane crashed into
the other tower and i just felt like a piece of me was gone. Even though i
live in texas i can still feel the pain of what people in new york went
through. I would just like to say thank u for having these pics of the wtc
so i can remember that it was there

From: scott <steelblue26@....com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 20:41 -0800

i looked at your pics i read the letter
and i thought about all the people.
then i cried.

From: Ian Frasier <ianfrasier@....net>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 08:20 -0800

Great site! I'm only 16 years old and I'm doing a speech on the WTC.I have
never seen them in person but my father said they were the most coolest
thing you would ever see.And to think hard working men and some women
built those towers for our future today and then some terrorists have to
go and ruin it all.My only question is..why?They could have taken anything
from us but they had to take something that everyone loved.I can't believe
their really gone.After looking at your pictures then seeing the crash
effects in magazines it really hurts.I feel for the people who died and
those who lost people they love.God Bless America!
Ian Frasier
Batesville,Arkansas

From: "Brooke" <smurfette@....net>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 19:15 -0800

I used to say everthing happens for a reason, but since the attacks on not
only the WTC, but the United States, my point of view has changed a great
deal. I live in New York and I will never forget that tragic day. My best
friend lost her dad.He was a VP for a bank and was on the 92nd floor, God
Bless you Mr. Frank Feely! I know you tried to make it, but there was no
possible way. We miss you so much! Your children will always remember your
kind smile and your warm heart. I don't know how anyone human being could
ever do this to us. Nobody deserves to go through something like this in
their lifetime. God Bless all the mothers and their children and don't
worry if you have the love of your children than that can help you
survive.

From: "Sue" <demus1964@....com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 21:52 -0800

Dear Dan,
It has been 6 months now since the attack, and still I feel a hole in my
heart. I lost a friend on the second plane to hit the tower. I am one of
the lucky ones who got to see the towers, go up in them, view the
magnificent city. Some 18 years ago or so, I had dinner at Windows on the
World...I can't believe they are gone. Your pictures have filled a part of
me that was empty. Thank you, thank you so very much. My prayers go out to
you and your family, and also go out to the people that were taken from us
too soon in their lives. You have shared with us your gift... you have the
ability to capture beauty.
Please keep sharing your gift Dan, with all of us, especially those hwo
never had the chance to see the beautiful towers. Something was taken from
us that day, but our hearts and our love filed that hole. And that is
something they can never take away from us.
My prayers and my hopes to all.
Sincerely,
Sue Rhode Island

From: "Christine" <Lilsbgem01@....com>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 01:32 -0400

Excellent photos on the site. Today is May 27, 2002, more than eight
months after the attacks on September 11. I first saw the towers from a
distance my freshman year of high school. Then I saw them up close on a
tour that took me to Liberty Island, Ellis Island, the United Nations, and
the World Trade Center. Standing between the buildlings and looking up is
the most phenomenal feeling in the world and I'm sad people won't
experience that anymore. I still feel nauseus when I watch Friends, NYPD
Blue, or any other show based in New York and catch a glimpse or flash of
the towers. Yesterday I was watching a program on TLC called "WTC:
Anatomy of the Collapse" and it made me physically ill to watch the
destruction of the twin towers over and over again. Thank you for
providing some peaceful, serene images for us to look at. Other pictures
of bald eagles with tears in their eyes overlooking the towers and angels
overlooking the burning of the towers still bring tears to my eyes, but
your pictures are beautiful, and to quote TLC, "how it was and how it
should be." I shed a few tears on Septmeber 11, from grief and shock and
disbelief. I am a Philadelphia native still living here between
Washington and New York City and still worry about being a target for
terrorists. My mother told me she still remembers where she was when she
found out President Kennedy was shot. I will ALWAYS remember where I was
when the Twin Towers were hit.

From: "Naomi" <KreativeMindz@....com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:35 -0400

I just wanted to say that you have a great site. Its good to remember how
the Twin Towers actually look like. All I keep seeing on TV is the
after-math. I was at school on 9-11 when the tragedy happened. And the
college that I attend is not far from ground zero. And let me tell you,
the explosion was so loud, that we all thought that it was in our school.
That's a day that everyone will remember where they were at and what they
were doing.

From: "diana gould" <dgould@....com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 12:22 -0400

I was proposed to in The Windows of the World. The marraige did not last,
nor did the Towers.

From: "Jeannie" <Charli2220b@....com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 22:52 -0400

Almost a year later. I still have a hard time fighting back tears for all
thoses lost and for all the ideals and dreams theses buildings represent.
Thank you. Forget? NEVER

From: <vze22cmt@....net>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 18:30 -0400

I worked in Tower Two, so these photos really hit home. Just to see how
they were, and now there is nothing but a big hole downtown. You have some
beautiful pictures and thank you for sharing them.

From: "Tami" <n8lhf@....com>
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 18:14 -0400

It's funny how today when you watch a movie or tv show that you've seen a
million times you notice the Towers, when before they were there in the
background. You notice them more for not being there.

From: "Amy" <ajones2004@....com>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 00:07 -0400

A mere "thank you" is hardly adequate for your work. I am grateful to you
for this site, for your pictures, and for the memories they have provided
me. The images of the Towers burning are etched into a part of my memory,
but now several breathtaking wholesome images are there as well. In
deepest gratitude, thank you!

From: "Carla W" <lilmisscheeky1n5@....com>
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 07:27 -0400

The Pictures are great!
I am from the Uk and i feel very sad for what happened in America! It is
almost a year and i no everyones hearts will be with the USA! I no mine
will, forever and always! I have never been to the USA but i wish i had
now, and i do hope i get to go there someday. Some of my fmaily lives in
America but i don't no where because i have never met them B4. When
September 11th Happened i was 14 and now i am 15 and the memorys of that
day will always be with me in my heart and never forgoton! Just writing
this had made a tear in my eye! Good Luck To Everyone, Take care America!
Loadsa Luv Carla! xXx

From: "Dirk Schiffer" <dirk.schiffer@....net>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 09:22 -0400

It has happened nearly a year ago now ... I still remember how it was to
take notice of this disaster, it just feels like yesterday ... standing in
a department store in Munich in the afternoon, each and every TV set
presenting you the same sad pictures coming from NYC, not playing the
typical MTV videos as usual. People were standing there in front of the
screens, quiet and embarrassed. It felt like our daily life started to
freeze. I stood there, too, not realizing what really had happened there
in the US, speechless of the things I watched. I was shocked, and went
home with the picture of the burning towers on my mind. Later that day and
at home I turned on the TV, and the towers were gone ... in the meantime
they collapsed. I was shocked again because I never would have thought
that this could once happen.
God bless us all, especially all the victims and their loved ones!
Dirk from Germany

From: "Kelly" <cheerbrat224@....com>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 14:23 -0400

Your pictures of the World Trade Center made me start to cry. On June 23,
2002 I had my Senior Prom at Windows on the World- the last prom to ever
take place there. It was one of the happiest days of my life. My date
Justin was in Navy ROTC, and was sent to Ground Zero on September 12,
after they weredesperate for volunteers. Two weeks later in the mail he
sent me an odd shaped mirror. It was from one of the little rooms that we
had sat in admiring the view at the prom. I still keep the piece in my
room.
Please, share my story as well as your pictures with anyone you can. I
thik you are amazing.
Love,
Kelly


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