Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In The Shadow Of Giants: In Remembrance Of 9/11


This weekend will see the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. With this in mind, allow me to post my own short tribute to this occasion.

The above photograph was taken in 1988 by photographer Nathan Benn for National Geographic magazine which was doing a focus on Skyscrapers of the time. The cropped image shows the silhouette of the famous twin towers of the World Trade Center against the cramped neighborhoods of lower Manhattan. Just as the towers' shadows reach out towards the farthest buildings, so too has the legacy of the September 11 attacks resonated across the United States and the rest of the world, forever shaping the 21st Century as the post-9/11 world.

This short post is dedicated to the memory of those who died at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2011, and to salute the firefighters and countless others who helped with the rescue and recovery on that day and the succeeding days. May their lives be always remembered and celebrated.

16 comments:

GT said...

Awesome picture with a big history!

The Angry Lurker said...

Well remembered my friend, great photo.

Fang said...

It's been ten years already... Seems much shorter.

Agustin Creevy said...

wow, NY was a great city back in 1988!

RIP to all the souls lost at TWC

i.Mo said...

great post man. very impressiv.

followed

Shutterbug said...

The world will never be the same. My heart goes out to the survivors and the heroes that lost their lives in 9/11.

Lest we forget.

D4 said...

Amazing photo, honorable post.

D22 Zone said...

I saw a programme about it the other night, just the scale of things which happened that day is just not justified :(

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Damn that photo is eerie. Also hard to believe it's been 10 years already. Where did the time all go?

Phil S. said...

On the plus side, the new plans look quite excellent. There will be shadows cast again.

Foxzero said...

10 years so true time passes in a flash but no one will forget never that day o.o

Generally Disgruntled said...

It's sad that I will never see the World Trade center in the skyline of New York City. I visited it in 2004 for the first time. A touching picture when you think of the lives that were lost. That picture is incredibly metaphorical of how deeply entrenched the fall of those building on that fateful day is in the mind of New Yorkers, and all Americans really, even though it was taken in '88. Like the fingers of god reaching across lower Manhattan towards the sea.

Kid Shuffle said...

excellent photo and post. defs followed

StigmataHandjob said...

That picture is eerie indeed.

MRanthrope said...

it's so strange, i didn't grow up in New York but did grow up with movies/tv/pop culture. The Towers were such an iconic back drop for so many films and shows that they were inadvertently apart of me as well.

Foxzero said...

well even if you didnt see them in real
only to know they exist . once it dissapear
anyone would feel weird

same thing with other historical monuments
think a little is the Liberty statue were gone
Or the Eiffel Tower, or any other

probably we all miss them even if we didnt
even seen them in real xD , well at least i will

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