world trade center site september 2007
This is the construction site now occupying “ground zero” in lower Manhattan. I'm posting it on September 11th, 2007. The photo was taken over Labor Day weekend from the 35th floor of the Hilton Millennium Hotel.
The Wortd Trade Center was constructed when I was at an age when kids are very interested in “The Tallest...” or ”The Biggest...” Back then, it seemed like everyone I knew had a copy of The Guinness Book of World Records.
My Dad once took us to Windows on the World for lunch. The restaurant was at the top of the North Tower. That must've been around 1977, the year after it opened. I remember that it was the first time I'd ever tasted fresh tuna, and that the views were incredible.
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend watching Man on Wire.