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A little late, a slight hangover from the Monday night celebration, I was heading to work, the day after my birthday. The sunshine and brilliant blue sky put me in a good mood. It was 8:45am on Tuesday September 11th, 2001.



The images that follow were taken during the events that unfolded that morning, and over the following hours, days, weeks and months.



In memory of all who lost their lives, and for all others whose lives changed forever that day.

Uncertainty

Taken from 6th Avenue and West 11th Street, shortly after the first plane hit. Little did we realise what was happening. People started to gather and cars stopped along the street, doors open and radios blaring the traffic reports, trying to make sense of what was happening.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Attempted Landing

Taken from 6th Avenue and West 10th Street, shortly after the first plane hit. A helicopter is attempting to land on the roof of the north tower.

The atmosphere turned from bewilderment to horror, as we watched a second plane appear from the right, banking around to approach the towers.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Second Hit

Taken from 6th Avenue and West 10th Street, as the second plane hits the south tower.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Realisation

Taken from 6th Avenue and West 10th Street, shortly after the second plane hit. Terror had struck silence and disbelief into the crowd.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

9:05am

A moment that I will never forget.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Thwarted by Smoke

A helicopter attempts to approach and land on the rooftop, but fails. One of my enduring memories of this day is the clear blue sky, and the almost halo-like effect of the paper shimmering around the two towers. Surreal.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Waiting in hope

St Vincents Hospital, 7th Avenue at 14th Street. Doctors awaiting the arrival of the ambulances from Ground Zero. This was the first of only a very few to arrive.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Gone

Looking downtown on Fifth Avenue, from 23rd Street. People attempting to connect with loved ones and find friends and family to be with. The phone network was down so rarely did a call get connected. Little traffic and the only sound overhead the sonic booms of the fighter jets patrolling.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Void

Greenwich Village, Sixth Avenue at 11th Street the next day.
Taken from 6th Avenue and West 11th Street, the same place as first photograph in this series.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Missing

Ray's Pizza, like many shopfronts and walls throughout the city, covered in flyers appealing for news of loved ones missing.

September 11, 2001
New York, NY, USA

After

Ground Zero, a couple of months after. Tributes to those lost gathering around the site.

November, 2001
New York, NY, USA

Still Standing

The fire burned for just over 3 months, a constant haze over lower Manhattan.

November, 2001
New York, NY, USA

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todoruk
Todor Georgiev  almost 2 years ago
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NEVER FORGET GOD BLESS AMERICA
cristinacaloian
Cristina Caloian  almost 3 years ago
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thanks
JaveFoto
Javier Acosta  almost 3 years ago
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really great series of photographs here, thanks for sharing
Lynxtpm
Tony Pérez Martínez  almost 3 years ago
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Thanks for sharing your photos! We will never forget!
gregoirechenivesse
Grégoire Chenivesse  almost 3 years ago
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Thx for sharing this! Never forget.
JeanReedLoper
Jean Loper  almost 3 years ago
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Thank you so much for sharing these photos!
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Leanne Bouvet  almost 3 years ago
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Thank you all, and I am so honoured these photos are being shared. This day will live with me forever. I lived on W12th, and crossed 6th Avenue on my way to work every day. This day was no different, except I stopped. No one realised what was happening, and the change in emotions from one of curiosity to horror is something that still sends chills through me. I stood and watched, listened, talked and photographed as the events took place and couldn't believe what I was witnessing. I became a true New Yorker that day.
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Urayoán Miranda  almost 3 years ago
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Thanks for share. Amazing and sad story that we people must never forget. To those heroes we know and those we never know.
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Scott Lewis  almost 3 years ago
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Thanks for sharing these, very sobering.
stephanierobinson
Stephanie Robinson  almost 3 years ago
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So upsetting to see these images but at the same time these things need to be documented so that we will never forget. I watched on the TV in the UK after my sister text me to tell me a plane had flown into WTC1 - I thought she was joking or that it was going to be a light aircraft that had smashed a window or something - nothing could prepare me for the devastation that unfolded before my eyes as I switched on to see the second plane hit. It felt like the end of the World had begun.
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Matt Decell  almost 3 years ago
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Thanks for sharing Leanne. A very somber look back.
DuaneMau
Duane Mau  almost 3 years ago
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Thank you Leanne for sharing these pictures,though Iwas not there they make me feel like I was there. I will never forget. In 1986 while in the Navy we visited NYC and I remember we laid on the sidewalk and tried to see the top of the world trade towers. I had the honor of visiting the site in March 2012. Thank you so much.
SammuelPhotography
Sammuel Lopez-Licea  almost 3 years ago
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Wow, those are some intense memories... Remembering 9/11.
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T.J. Powell  almost 3 years ago
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Wow, that is a great set, brings back many memories. Not good ones...... NEVER FORGET