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NY Day – WTC Revisited

Sunday, 21st August. I heard on the radio that a Motorcycle Rally was going to take place at the site of the World Trade Center to honor the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. I picked up my camera bag and took the Lexington Avenue subway to the City Hall to get some shots of the event. In the event it turned out to be a non-event. I saw a few motorcyles parked off Barklay Street but nothing of note was happening–perhaps I was too late?

I took the opportunity, though, to wander around the area to see what progress had been made on the site itself. There were plenty of people on the streets but I saw few paying the $10 entrance fee to the ‘Tribute WTC’ Visitor Center. And, on the site itself, although it was a Sunday and building workers were buzzing like a hive of bees, very little seems to be anywhere near completion.

A view of the site

Progress of the centerpiece "Tower of Light"

The Atrium luckily is as inviting as ever. Its wonderful marble steps leading down to the riverside restaraunts

Back view of The tower and the elevated walkway to the Financial Center

View of the site from the walkway

Bright art in the City Hall Park

A nice Sunday morning stroll in the City Hall Park

The lamps in the park are a work of art--look up!

Finally, on my way back to City Hall subway station, I walked a little way on the Brooklyn Bridge and took this picture of a fascinating piece of architecture I had seen from the BAM bus a number of times during the last couple of winters:

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