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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.

juan andrés milleiro, gavinsblog, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. macwagen 106 months ago | reply

    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.

  2. *Hiro 106 months ago | reply

    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.

  3. concrete cornfields 105 months ago | reply

    yeah thanks for sharing this.

  4. Ø U T Ł Д Ш • L Ö Õ $ £ 105 months ago | reply

    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

  5. sherina 105 months ago | reply

    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..

  6. *Hiro 105 months ago | reply

    Thank you, "it is", Anklepants, and Sherina. I am glad you found your way to them.

  7. butterfly42969524 95 months ago | reply

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

  8. concrete cornfields 95 months ago | reply

    butterfly: what did iraq have to do with 9/11 again?

  9. jamie_p84 91 months ago | reply

    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?

  10. *Hiro 91 months ago | reply

    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.

  11. Lady Adokenai 88 months ago | reply

    oh my god.


  12. Bessy Bumblebee 80 months ago | reply

    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!!

  13. Qlkowa 75 months ago | reply

    It doesn't look like a chair... Terrible.

  14. /matt-k\ 68 months ago | reply

    one forgets that the initial impacts probably had huge consequences in themselves.

  15. peeberweener 18 months ago | reply

    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.

  16. Sean DiSerio 7 months ago | reply

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

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