It's a sad but true sight. Here's some photographic evidence from May 11. Edit: I just noticed that this photo was taken 25 minutes away from the 20 month anniversary of 9/11 (the minute the first plane crashed).
However, I went to the top of the T3
Carpark (with signs everyhwere that say "Viewing Prohibited. Leave area immediately" (or something along those lines) and watched a few planes depart, but 1. I didn't have a long enough lens (280mm), 2. There were too many obstructions and 3. It was windy and somewhat cold. No security people up there, but the views weren't very good.
Here are some shots from the T3
However, since I was a passenger (on UAL 979 to JFK
), I could enter the terminal and I found a great spotting place (have to shoot through a window, but hey, 13 out of my 14 shots on the site have been taken through windows) in Terminal 3. What you do is enter the gate area, turn left, and walk millions of miles until you reach the end of the terminal. Nobody, and I mean nobody was there. A Turkish A310 was just sitting at a gate 50 feet away, but the pax (if there were any) were in the gate lounge. I took lots of pics from this area, and I used the power outlet that was there to charge my other camera battery.
Here's a few pics I took from/in this area in T3
Wide angle view (not with wide angle lens, though. just 35mm)
A Libyan Arab Airlines A300 as seen from this area
A British Aiways A320-100 as seen from this area
Sorry if this mini trip report was too long or too boring etc. I just want to inform people about the situation.
[Edited 2003-05-19 23:00:37]
[Edited 2003-05-19 23:27:25]