World's Famous




wildwesjames:

My mother holding me from falling off the railing the first time I saw the twin towers. 

This photo was taken in 1994. I was 3. 



transiberiana:

Never forget



cynthiadouaiher:

#Freedom #Tower (at One World Trade Center(The Freedom Tower))





thestreetmedia:

Visiting One World Trade Center on this beautiful Wednesday. Did you know it is technically still summer until September 22? Enjoy it while you can!



verdigris113:

The NY/NJ Port Authority Police Department ~ World Trade Center Command. part 1.

The Port Authority Police Department of New York and New Jersey is a bi -state police department that patrols the ports, terminals, and crossings between New York and New Jersey. They also patrol the property of the World Trade Center for which the Port Authority owns.

To be continued … PART 2 HERE.


Via Verdigris


verdigris113:

The NY/NJ Port Authority Police Department ~ World Trade Center Command. part 2.

The Port Authority Police Department of New York and New Jersey lost 37 officers from commands and details department wide on September 11th 2001. 

They tediously and selflessly went throughout the complex searching for and rescuing civilians until the towers collapsed.

They made the ultimate sacrifice so others may live.

The Port Authority Police Department of New York and New Jersey.
Pride. Service. Distinction.

For photos of the PAPD WTC Command pre 9/11, see PART 1


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decoarchitecture:

Lobby, 140 West Street, NYC, New York
Photo by Michael Nagle for the New York Times

Utterly stunning lobby. Photo from a NYT article on adaptive reuse of historic buildings. As a resident of a 101-year-old former office building, I totally support this. -Wendy 

From the article, which appeared in July

But the 31-story Verizon building at 140 West Street, across from One World Trade Center in the financial district, may be the grandest of the bunch.

The full-block 1927 edifice, which like the other two phone buildings was designed by Ralph Walker, a prominent Art Deco architect, has an exterior lavishly decorated with carvings of vines, flowers and birds; it is a landmark, as is its vividly finished lobby, whose walls are trimmed in gold paint.

Upstairs, the developers the Magnum Real Estate Group and the CIM Group are adding 161 condos, from one- to five-bedrooms, in a project called Barclay Square, which will have the address of 100 Barclay Street, after the developers create a new entrance out of a loading bay.

The units are expected to hit the market in September, for $2,100 to $3,000 a square foot, said Ben Shaoul, Magnum’s president, although the offering plan for the $500 million project still awaits approval.

Phone companies need less equipment these days, but Verizon isn’t leaving completely; it will retain Floors 1 to 10 in a sharing arrangement similar to the Walker and Stella towers.

But to offer 47,000 square feet of amenity space, Magnum will avail itself of about half of that gilded lobby, which will be walled off and turned into a lounge. Residents will be able to enjoy their morning coffee, Mr. Shaoul said, under murals of the history of communication. One painting on the condo’s side shows a megaphone-carrying Egyptian. “You couldn’t build a space like this today,” he said.



returnofthepod:

Week 37 of 52:

1. Never forget.



Paul Pfeiffer
Orpheus Descending
2001
Video installation.
World Trade Center and
World Financial Center,
April 15—June 28, 2001.



mooneyephoto:

Twin Beams





tabshift:

foxhole.


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