This is a page of links to other sites of interest,
with a focus, of course, on the World Trade Center.
All these links (except ones to pages on this site)
open in a new window.
The following three pictures were taken by my friend
Margaret Olin on a trip she made to New York in October 2001 to
photograph for her course on "memory and memorials." Her site with some
moving photos is at
http://www.artic.edu/~molin/index.html My deepest thanks for her
permission to reproduce them here.
Working Fire Station
In my "Weeks
Later" section I describe this scene. The effect of this scene
haunts me deeply and intensely. It is so incongruous, the overwhelming
destruction from debris, explosion and fire, and yet, there it sits,
windows intact, signage, books in the shelves, as if it was closed for
the holidays. In all this, the art, the literature, the music, the best
of mankind, survived.
Robert Going was one of those people you meet briefly
that you wish you had spent more time getting to know them. He came to
Respite 1 sometime in early November (I believe) as a DSHR from upstate
New York. He quickly ended up as the "desert guy," the person in charge
of the baked goods and the like. Not that we baked anything, everything
was delivered, but it still needed to be prepped, cut, wrapped and
delivered to the serving line. Breakfast time was especially tough, as
we started serving it at 4:30AM but we would not get a bread and bagel
delivery until 5:00AM (initial here!) and they would have to slice open
dozens of bagels in a hurry, often with the dullest of tools. Somehow
they always managed.
His group also made sandwiches from some often scary
looking meat products. No one ever died from one, and people seemed to
enjoy them. I think it was the love and care he and his people put into
that thankless job, transformed them. I really do. Bob was a Judge and
is now back in private law practice. His passion in life, though, seemed
to be musicals, and he soon teamed up with one of our super-dedicated
LDVs (she put in more hours then I did!) Danielle. She had just moved to
New York from California to study theatre arts, and she too had a
passion for the musical theater. Bob's delivery path took him through
the kitchen, where I worked, and he would often stop to sing
something with her. Although musicals are not my thing, it was
always a special treat to hear them. And it helped make the kitchen
routine a little bit easier. I didn't talk to Bob much, I don't know
why. I am sorry I didn't. When he returned home he included me in his
mailing list of some of his writings, both of his experiences at Ground
Zero and of other events in his life. His writing was poignant, intense,
and beautiful. Poetry. Like his singing. Bob has a site at
http://going.freeservers.com/ and promises to add to it. I hope he
does. Here are some of his photographs (with his permission and my
That's Bob in the middle in mid-bagel. One of
the other two is an actor from the soap "As The World Turns."
Kevin Rosen is a friend I met through my consulting business. He
worked for one of my clients in Utah. I took care of their
communications equipment in a building not far from the Trade Center. We
did most of our meetings over the telephone. He did come to New York at
one point and we met for lunch. He is an ex-New Yorker, whose brother is
a New York Police Officer who had his own close call on 9/11.
We maintained sporadic contact even after his company went out of
business. He emailed me on 9/11 to make sure I was OK.
He has a nice site with some interesting stories and some great
pictures. Check it out at:
has been kind enough to link to my site from his site. I appreciate his
patience in having me link to his site and kindness for caring.
Here are some general links.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a site with some
incredible photographs. Go to
http://www.fema.gov/diz01/d1391.htm and click on Photographs on the
left hand side.
http://www.sep11photo.org/ is the web site of a gallery that was set
up up the block from me as a place for people to display their
photographs and other works of art that express peoples reaction to the
attacks. The gallery was open until January 8th, 2002 and is now on
tour. Check it out.
www.hereisnewyork.org is a link to a gallery that is selling
original photographs of the disaster to raise money for the Children's
Aid Society WTC Relief Fund. I can't vouch for them but I found out
about them from a legitimate source. They have some stunning
photographs. Check out their "About Us" page on their site for more
http://www.subwaywebnews.com has a section of WTC Photographs. I
warn you though, they have loud, annoying music on their picture pages
which you can't turn off. Turn your speakers down first! Web designers
should know better already.
http://www.spaceimaging.com/newsroom/attack_gallery.htm has some
satellite photos including one where you can see before and after.
http://www.nycsubway.org/irt/westside/wtc-damage/ has a similar set
of photographs of the subway damage. Their site also has everything you
could ever want to know about the Subway system. I often get lost on
their site for hours.
http://www.nycrail.com/wtcnyct/ has a collection of photographs of
the damage done to the subways in the area. They also are a site chock
full of Subway information.
http://www.warriorpalace.com/wtc/ I just came across this site which
is also a personal documentary and is very well done.
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