SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

The WORLD TRADE CENTER

The Sphere is a large metallic sculpture by German sculptor Fritz Koenig, currently displayed in Battery Park, New York City, that once stood in the middle of Austin J. Tobin Plaza, the area between the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan. It is now remnant of the World Trade Center The SPHERE

As a photographer I’ve always had a desire to take a view of the majestic Manhattan skyline from the heights of the World Trade Center. I know it was rather corny and touristy, but I wanted to do it just the same. Three times I attempted to take the elevator that leads visitors to the lookout platform.  Three times however,  weather thwarted my attempts. No problem, I told myself, since I live here I’ll have many opportunities to take that view. As fate would have it however, the photo you see here is the only one  I ever got to photograph.

That ill-fated day, 9/11/2001 left  a mark on my psyche that will never be erased. It was Pearl Harbor all over again.

There is one issue however I’d like to add. Many Americans view 9/11 as the day 3000 of their countrymen  were killed. I understand their meaning but to omit the recognition of 463 victims representing 58 countries  also deserve some recognition. For that reason I wish to add a list of the following:

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ARGENTINA     [4 KILLED]

AUSTRALIA      [11 KILLED]

BANGLADESH [6 KILLED]

BELARUS           [1 KILLED]

BELGUIM          [1 KILLED]

BERMUDA        [2 KILLED]

BRAZIL              [3 KILLED]

CANADA           [24 KILLED]

CHILE               [1 KILLED]

CHINA              [3 KILLED]

COLOMBIA     [18 KILLED]

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of the CONGO             [2 KILLED]

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC              [47 KILLED]

ECUADOR          [13 KILLED]

EL SALVADOR  [2 KILLED]

ETHIOPIA          [3 KILLED]

FRANCE             [3 KILLED]

GERMANY         [11 KILLED]

GHANA               [2 KILLED]

GUYANA             [3 KILLED]

HAITI                  [2 KILLED]

HONDURAS      [1 KILLED]

INDIA                  [41 KILLED]

INDONESIA      [1 KILLED]

IRELAND           [6 KILLED]

ISRAEL               [5 KILLED]

ITALY                  [10 KILLED]

IVORY COAST  [1 KILLED]

JAMAICA           [16 KILLED]

JAPAN                [24 KILLED]

JORDAN            [2 KILLED]

LEBANON         [4 KILLED]

LITHUANIA     [1 KILLED]

MALAYSIA       [3 KILLED]

MEXICO           [15 KILLED]

MOLDOVA      [1 KILLED]

NETHERLANDS   [1 KILLED]

NEW ZEALAND    [2 KILLED]

NIGERIA                [1 KILLED]

PAKISTAN             [8 KILLED]

PERU                      [5 KILLED]

PHILIPPINES       [16 KILLED]

POLAND                [6 KILLED]

PORTUGAL           [5 KILLED]

REPUBLIC of CHINA (Taiwan)  [1 KILLED]

ROMANIA              [3 KILLED]

RUSSIA                   [1 KILLED]

SERBIA                   [1 KILLED]

SOUTH AFRICA   [2 KILLED]

SOUTH KOREA    [28 KILLED]

SPAIN                     [1 KILLED]

SWEDEN               [2 KILLED]

SWITZERLAND   [2 KILLED]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO  [14 KILLED]

UKRAINE              [1 KILLED]

UNITED KINGDOM     [68 KILLED]

UZBEKISTAN       [1 KILLED]

VENEZUELA        [1 KILLED]

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