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West Side Highway

I went to the otherside (West Side Hwy) of my building, and came across this - what looks to be an office chair or a airplane seat embedded in the back of a car. I found out that the telephone pole near the building was wiped out by a falling plane tire.

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  • macwagen PRO 9y

    this is an amazing photograph; like the one before it, it gives a distinctly different view of the events as they were unfolding. Things like this were not generally seen because of the utter distruction of the area after the collapses. Thank you for sharing this.
  • Hiro PRO 9y

    thanks macwagen, for taking the time to read through and comment. I feel like it's my duty to share these events, as one of the people who were there and got out alive.
  • concrete cornfields 9y

    yeah thanks for sharing this.
  • Ø U T Ł Д Ш • L Ö Õ $ £ 9y

    I agree with macwagen. Ive seen a lot of photographs of 9/11 and these few shots are particularly different. While most Ive seen are shots of the towers, these are looking at the disaster that was happening on the street level, with the fallen debris, etc
  • Sherry Osborne 9y

    I agree, it's a whole new perspective. We were so focused on looking up, we never thought about ground level. The thought of an airplane tire falling and taking out a telephone pole is surreal..
  • Hiro PRO 9y

    Thank you, "it is", Anklepants, and Sherina. I am glad you found your way to them.
  • Kiron Manuel 8y

    yes these pictures should be published. Then the whole world will know why the Liberation forces must be in Iraq and Afghanisthan.
  • concrete cornfields 8y

    butterfly: what did iraq have to do with 9/11 again?
  • jamie_p84 8y

    Whereabouts is the office chair/airplane seat in this picture?
    I can tell something hit the car with great force, but all the visible bits of debris seem to be from the car itself?
  • Hiro PRO 8y

    Jamie, I've marked where you can see the flat arm of the office chair. A little to the left I think it's the other arm of the chair, but not clear from this angle. The back of the seat is embedded where the trunk of the car was, I think.
  • Lauren Capoccitti 8y

    oh my god.

    just...speechless.
  • Nicola McFall 7y

    Holy .....

    Your shots are incredibly powerful! They make everything so real and so human! Watching it on tele half way across the world was like watching some horrible diaster movie - photo's like this remind us of the reality and humanity of it all!!
  • Qlka 6y

    It doesn't look like a chair... Terrible.
  • Christian Flores 6y

    poor BMW
  • /matt-k\ 6y

    one forgets that the initial impacts probably had huge consequences in themselves.
  • Pete Weener 2y

    That is a BMW, but not on 9/11. You said someone said that a pole was taken out by an airplane tire? That is a lie.
  • Sean DiSerio 10mo

    Great photos, you were able to take such clear sharp photos under such chaos
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