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A Stunned City's Collected Grief [Hundreds of Unpublished 9/11 Photos]
HereisNewYork. org (via Wash Post) ^
| September 6, 2002
| Sundry photographers
Posted on 09/06/2002 7:28:11 AM PDT by aculeus
Snapshots of 9/11 New York Bear Witness at the Corcoran
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: New York
The linked site has a massive collection of WTC photos, most of them taken by amateurs.
The site is set up for browsing. I looked at number 1484, a gripping photo of jumpers (plural intended).
posted on 09/06/2002 7:28:11 AM PDT
As I look at the photos I kept saying to myself that islam is a "religion of peace and tolerance"
posted on 09/06/2002 7:36:08 AM PDT
posted on 09/06/2002 7:44:56 AM PDT
That number 1484 pic was in USA Today earlier this week. I've been looking on-line for it ever since. When the whining, sappy, head-in-the-sand idiots at work say we shouldn't go to war, we should put all this behind us (and believe me, they have been saying these things)
I've pointed to that shot and asked if they would feel any different if that was their mother, father or child.
Thanks for the post.
posted on 09/06/2002 8:03:19 AM PDT
Awesome find, aculeus. As I view the photos it is just like being back at 9/11 and I feel the same disbelief as then, that anyone could do this.
TV stations should have regular moments of silence and run slide shows of photos like these.
We must never forget.
posted on 09/06/2002 8:08:25 AM PDT
by Lady Jag
While on vacation, I climbed a tower in Astoria OR, overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River. While clinging to the handrail at the top I quickly thought what it must've been like to been in the WTC while it was burning. I could only imagine that it must have been really bad if they jumped from that high up. Especially, when none of those people woke up in the morning intending to off themselves.
It must have been colassally bad.
posted on 09/06/2002 8:21:09 AM PDT
To: dighton; Orual; general_re
posted on 09/06/2002 8:41:58 AM PDT
Whew,that is an incredible site,and I've only glanced at a few pages of Pics.People should forward that Link to everybody they know that uses E-Mail.I just did.
posted on 09/06/2002 8:54:49 AM PDT
It must have been colassally bad.
My theory is that at least in some cases the people who jumped saw the floor behind them collapsing into an inferno.
Or perhaps they could hear the tower's structural elements failing and feel the tower shudder.
I don't think something as big as those towers will fail all at once. Even though we couldn't see it in video images taken from the ground, the death of the buildings was foreshadowed by many frightening indications that would have been unmistakable to anyone with even a modicum of technical knowledge.
There were many, many such people in the tower that day.
Damn those b*stards. Damn them.
To: firebrand; rmlew; Cacique; Dutchy; StarFan; nutmeg; RaceBannon; Coleus; Grampa Dave; madfly
posted on 09/06/2002 9:12:30 AM PDT
To: aculeus; dighton; Orual
2955 and 5130
To: general_re; dighton; aculeus
"A Democracy of Photographs"
posted on 09/06/2002 9:42:49 AM PDT
There is one photo of a crowd scene, and its mezmerizing to look at their faces as they look up to the Towers.Mouths agape, eyes bulging in terror, some obviously shouting, many just stunned by what they are witnessing.I find it one of the most powerful images I've seen yet from that day.
Wow..thanks for the link. I could not help but think that the media has done its best to wipe the gross evil that struck this country right out of peoples minds. These pics should be seen often by our fellow citizens. It would seem to me that had we been seeing these images the last twelve months..hey..who in good conscience could drag their feet on the war on terrorism?
A stunning "before" is number 0000. I have to have that one.
posted on 09/06/2002 12:50:28 PM PDT
I have trouble believing anyone would dance in the streets, cheer and pass out sweets in celebration of the deaths of these civilians. I also have trouble believing that anyone could not condemn this tradgedy without the constant use of the word "however".
Agreed, only the sick and hateful would dance over the sight of this and I hope the US can cure all of those people of their sickness really really soon.
posted on 09/06/2002 1:23:57 PM PDT
by Lady Jag
Thanks for the links. My son was knocked out of his chair in his office by the first plane hitting. He made his way to the street and was standing in the plaza talking to me on his cell describing people jumping from One when the second plane hit. I had Imus on NSNBC and could see it happening. I knew the Trade Center well (I witnessed the '93 bombing) and knew exactly where my kid was standing. I watched as the second plane came through Two. He was right below the fire ball that exploded out the east side of the building. The line went dead and I didn't hear from him again for almost two hours. He was caught completely by surprise by the second explosion, dropped his cell and ran for his life.
My wife was a few blocks away and was moving toward the river to be taken off the island by small boat when the south tower came down. She could see the jumpers as she made her way out.
My brother was on the ninth floor of a building six blocks north. He watched it all from his office. He could see the jumpers. I can't express how powerless I felt.
We, my son and I, went in the next day and made our way down to GZ. We worked both the pile and in the pit while parts of it were still in flames. There was one related moment that should be but isn't funny....there was a Brooks' Brothers men's store at plaza level on the corner of Liberty and Church, directly across the street from the Trade Center. As we were moving south on Church to Liberty we were stopped in our tracks by a fully clothed, dust covered, headless body lying on the steps. It was a horrifying moment before we realized that it was a life-sized mannequin that had been blown there and that no one had yet had the time to get rid of. The mind does funny things. I still see it as clear as day. My son can't remember it at all.
We need to be reminded not sheltered. Thanks again.
posted on 09/06/2002 1:30:24 PM PDT
posted on 09/06/2002 2:13:17 PM PDT
#6358, taken sep 10, 2001. Gorgeous day, just like the 11th was in the morning...
never forget bump
Thanks for relating your family's experiences. I've been away from NYC for several years but know downtown very well.
I've lots of extended family in NYC but fortunately we lost no one.
posted on 09/06/2002 4:07:25 PM PDT
Thank you for posting this. I would love to ask Mr. Daschle just how many more WTCs need to happen before we act against those that provide sanctuary and support to terrorists.
posted on 09/06/2002 5:42:26 PM PDT
posted on 09/06/2002 7:37:06 PM PDT
This site is worth your time to visit and perhaps add a few pics to your collection.
Of note, #2087, just as the plane is about to make impact on WTC2.It is shocking in its graphic brutality.
Another is #0126, as the plane explodes, but the vantage point is from the NJ side, and is unlike any seen from that day.
#6630 is a vivid reminder of the human toll.A leg among the ruins....
posted on 09/07/2002 4:05:52 PM PDT
That number 1484 pic was in USA Today earlier this week. I've been looking on-line for it ever since.
Incredible "why we fight" image.
I hadn't bought a copy of USA Today for years...maybe a decade.
For some reason I bought one on Tuesday, and there was #1484 on page 5A.
First I was mesmerized, then phoned and left a voicemail with a cousin to make
sure he got a copy as well.
posted on 09/07/2002 4:09:14 PM PDT
We need to be reminded not sheltered.
Amen to that
posted on 09/07/2002 4:34:01 PM PDT
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