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Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 1:40 am

Why don't we post our old images with the WTC in the pictures?

Here are my 2 pics, taken in 1998

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 1:52 am

Memories  Sad

I have some stunning pics at home from the top of the WTC, however there are actual photos, and I no longer have a scanner.



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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 2:00 am

 Sad I miss the twinn towers. While we may have gotten used to Downtown Manhattan less the twin towers, I think the skyline is really lacking. Dammit AlQueida...

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 4:42 am

There never were any twin towers. It is all part of the government conspiracy. Your memories have been implanted in your brain by the CIA.

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 3):
There never were any twin towers. It is all part of the government conspiracy. Your memories have been implanted in your brain by the CIA.

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You got it wrong, its...

There never were any twin towers. It is all part of the government conspiracy. Your memories have been implanted in your brain by the CIA.

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 4:59 am

I think F.pier is looking for pictures not political statements.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 5:15 am

First time I visited the WTC was in 11/1976 and as a 10 year old boy I received a button picture that I visited the roof. I went again in the summer of 1979 but did not receive a button. Back in 1988 or 1989 I visited the roof again and took some great pictures to get a panoramic view. I also ate at the restaurant in the top floor. The last time I saw the towers was in May 2001.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 5:42 am

I only went once, I don't have any pics, but it was late 2000. I enjoyed the Nathan's at the top (I remember I liked how the doors to the kitchen were like subway doors, I thought that was cool)... I loved the view.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 5:44 am

Damn, I might have to dig out some pictures from the 70s for this one.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 5:50 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 8):
Damn, I might have to dig out some pictures from the 70s for this one.

When you were haulin' that steel up there for them to build it, yeah!  Wink
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
When you were haulin' that steel up there for them to build it, yeah!

I'm not that old... The only steel that has being hauled was the stuff my stroller was made of:

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 6:26 am

Last time I saw WTC was at JFK sitting in PA 747 to LAX, wonderful silouette of the two towers at sunset....*sigh*

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 6:53 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 10):
I'm not that old...

Obiously, but as they say here, "Früh übt sich!" which means that he who wants to be a master starts practice early.  Wink

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 10):
The only steel that has being hauled was the stuff my stroller was made of:

Nice! That reminds me a tiny little bit of my childhood photos and how my mother and me looked on them... oh, memories.  Smile
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Mon May 07, 2007 8:07 am

From 2 visits to the Empire State building over Christmas/New Year '88-'89

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This gallery contains only one frame that could be reproduced today-

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/nyc_8889

My last view of the WTC towers was in 1999 from a train across the Hudson, heading back to the home of my hosts near Trenton.

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Mon May 07, 2007 10:09 am

I have some pictures of me and a friend from college eating in the WTC's Windows on the World restaurant back in 2000 but I never scanned them. It was a one hour wait for a table but well worth it...got a seat right next to the window...and the food was excellent.

The last time I saw the WTC was on 9/1/01 on a DL 762 en route from ATL to BOS. We overflew Manhattan and the clouds opened up affording me a great view of the skyline.
 
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Tue May 08, 2007 1:47 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 5):
I think F.pier is looking for pictures not political statements.

I don't think these are political statements, but rather digs at certain a.net members  Smile

Anyway...It's been a long time since I've been to NYC...Probably 1991...But I do remember seeing the towers on that trip. We saw them from the very top of the Empire State Building, and also walked around the base, and looked straight up at them. They were an amazing sight from either a few miles away, or a few feet. I don't believe I ever went to the top...But my dad could clear that up for me if needed.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Tue May 08, 2007 3:43 am

In my Children's Literature class today we read a book entitled "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers" by Mordicai Gerstein. Which talks about Phillipe Petit and his walk in 1974. Excellent book and focuses more on the memories of the WTC rather than their fate.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Tue May 08, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting Lijnden (Reply 6):
The last time I saw the towers was in May 2001.

*Shudders*

You never bet that those beautiful buildings would be reduced to rubble within 4 months, did you...  cry 

I never got to see the buildings... My first time in New York CIty was in 2004, and I have been there a few times since. I made it to the top of the Empire State Building, and snapped some nice panoramic views of the Big Apple. There is something missing though in Lower Manhattan...

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Tue May 08, 2007 5:47 am

For all the time I've lived on Long Island, I never got up into the WTC. The last time I saw the Towers was September 9, 2001, crossing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge heading home from Staten Island. In April or May of 2001, I was downtown for a meeting of a mapping software users group I was a member of, something I did every few months. It was a nice, warm day, the meeting was over by early afternoon, and I thought about heading over to the WTC. I decided against it, thinking I could catch an earlier train home. I swear, I thought to myself "I'll stop down there the next time I'm here for a meeting, it's not like they are going anywhere." Our next scheduled meeting was September 13...

No photos of the Towers I can find right now, but this is from September 11, 2006:

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Wed May 09, 2007 7:02 am

Ah...I need to find the picture. It was taken in 1996 (or approx. that year) inside the building before taking the elevator to the top floors  Smile It was a great experience. I still remember a CO Dash 8 flew a few feet below us pass the WTC and I waved at the passengers  Smile Good ol' days. . .
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Wed May 09, 2007 9:10 am

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I took this picture of lower Manhattan in Sept. 1970 from my Cessna 150 at 7500 feet.
In the middle of the picture towards the left side is the World Trade Center under construction. The tower to the left is the north tower, which was started first and the south tower is to the right of it.

The large area jutting out into the Hudson River adjacent to the piers in the lower part of the picture was dirt that was excavated from the World Trade Center site and was used as fill which is now the location of Battery Park City.

Although it was always officially said that the World Trade Center was 103 stories high, to anchor the buildings to the solid bedrock under Manhattan, they went down almost 70 feet so there was 7 floors under ground which some was used for parking so actually the buildings were 110 floors high from the footings.

May all the people who lost their lives there RIP. One of them was a friend of mine in my teenage years.
 
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Wed May 09, 2007 12:24 pm

Quoting Jetstar (Reply 20):
The large area jutting out into the Hudson River adjacent to the piers in the lower part of the picture was dirt that was excavated from the World Trade Center site and was used as fill which is now the location of Battery Park City.

Now that is an awesome picture! But what about the piers themselves? Arent those World Financial Center now?

Anyway, so what floor was Windows on the World located on, 100 or 101 out of 103?
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Wed May 09, 2007 9:32 pm

I made a mistake on the height of the World Trade Center, the total floors above ground was 110, with the seven floors below ground the buildings were actually 117 floors high from the footings.

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 21):
Now that is an awesome picture! But what about the piers themselves? Arent those World Financial Center now?

The piers were filled in adjacent to the World Trade Center and incorporated into Battery Park City, which is now 92 acres. The World Financial Center is built on part of Battery Park City and is located adjacent to the World Trade Center property.

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 21):
Anyway, so what floor was Windows on the World located on, 100 or 101 out of 103?

Windows on the World was on floors 106 and 107 of the North Tower.
 
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Wed May 09, 2007 9:49 pm

These pictures were taken exactly one year before the towers fell.



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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Wed May 09, 2007 9:55 pm


Slide. On top of the WTC2 with my mother and my little brother back in 1982.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Wed May 09, 2007 10:17 pm

I wish I could have gotten to NY to see them. Hopefully the new towers (whenever they are built) will offer the same viewing opportunities.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Wed May 09, 2007 10:54 pm

I went up the south tower in the summer of 2001 but sadly did not take my camera. I never leave it at home now so it is annoying that I did not have it that day.
 
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Thu May 10, 2007 12:58 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 25):
Hopefully the new towers (whenever they are built) will offer the same viewing opportunities.

The twin towers NEED TO BE REBUILT!!! The latest WTC design is... ok... but I do have a strong preference of seeing that fortress of steel piercing the skies avbove Lower Manhattan again!

Nothing like that one scene from the 1983 film, "Trading Places," as Dan Akroid and Eddie Murphy emerge from the limousene to enter the trading floors... That scene sends chills up and down my spine every time now...

Whenever I see some image of the World Trade Center, I have to give some salute to them. I will continue to do that until they are rebuilt...
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Thu May 10, 2007 5:12 am

Quoting Lijnden (Reply 6):
The last time I saw the towers was in May 2001.

My first and last time was June 2001 during our family trip to NYC. During that trip, we also stopped in D.C. as Dad had business at the Pentagon to take care of and we also were in Pennsylvania.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Thu May 10, 2007 5:30 am

Unfortunately, my pre-9/11 photos are all 35mm slides, which I haven't digitised yet. I have a digital photo of the last piece standing, seen between other buildings from the Hudson, in November 2001 so not really appropriate for this thread.

I do miss the view and perspective you could get from the top of the WTC.
 
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Thu May 10, 2007 1:54 pm

No it's not me, but arguably the most famous WTC picture.

The tourist guy
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Fri May 11, 2007 10:55 am

I also wish the WTC was rebuilt.  Sad When I went to New York, I had to see where the WTC used to be. The new building (Freedom Tower) is under construction right now I believe, when I went there were construction crews around the site. I saw a sky-way that went from one of the World Financial Centers to no where (its unconnected). The Winter Garden, I believe its called, doesn't have any windows in it now.

The picture above is indeed the most famous WTC picture.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Fri May 11, 2007 11:13 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 31):
The picture above is indeed the most famous WTC picture.

And a VERY fake one at that...
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Fri May 11, 2007 3:11 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 32):
And a VERY fake one at that...

Yeah, I thought I remember something about the roof lookouts not even being opened that day. Someone correct me please if I'm wrong.
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Fri May 11, 2007 3:25 pm

Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 33):
Yeah, I thought I remember something about the roof lookouts not even being opened that day.

I beleive they had not been opened, due to the attacks happening before normal opening hours.

But the photo is fake in so many ways, ways I pointed out to the person that sent it to me on Sept 14/15 of 2001, I was called all sorts of names and abused for being so insensitive and callous about the poor tourist.

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Fri May 11, 2007 4:08 pm

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 30):
No it's not me, but arguably the most famous WTC picture.

The tourist guy

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Fri May 11, 2007 6:50 pm

Here's me in 1990 with mother and sister on the WTC. I remember being really amazed up there!



I've never been back to New York since, even though I've been to the US quite a number of times since! I might go next summer though!
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Fri May 11, 2007 6:53 pm

My one and only visit to the World Trade Center was in July 1997 (my only visit to NYC). Regrettably, I did not have my camera with me, but my memory is just as vivid as if it happened yesterday. I am known for my photographic memory.

In July 1997, I went to New York City for the Treacher Collins Syndrome Symposium at NYU Medical Center; the doctor who found the gene for the syndrome was the keynote speaker.

Thus I was in NYC for the weekend (due to Saturday-night-stay requirements for my cheap USAir ticket). I came in on Saturday July 12 and stayed until just after the symposium on Monday July 14. I had one full day to explore NYC (on July 13). I stayed in a suite at the Dumont Plaza Hotel, on 34th Street near NYU Medical Center.

After a morning visiting JFK airport, I came back into Manhattan. The very first place I headed for was the World Trade Center; I got off the subway at the WTC stop. (I still have the subway token I used in 1997). I went right up from the subway into the lobby of one of the towers.

The lobby was 2 stories high and very much like a cathedral, with its wide open interior and its windows stretching up to arches at the top of the lobby. Marble was everywhere. I ascended a ramp to a mezzanine level, where I bought a ticket to the observatory on floor 107. I still have the ticket to this day, along with my tickets to the St. Louis Gateway Arch and others. I boarded a cavernous elevator for the express ride to the 107th floor.

The elevator's interior was like the interior of a shiny metallic cube with rounded edges and corners. Once the elevator filled up, the ride to the 107th floor was like a rocket.

Upon reaching the 107th floor, the doors opened to a space whose windows stretched floor to ceiling, and there were windows all around the floor. On this floor were a Sbarro's Italian Eatery (where I ate my Sunday dinner) and various tourist concessions (including a photo booth). In the photo booth, I had my picture taken onto a photo print with the Twin Towers on it (my photo was superimposed onto it). I still have it to this day. I spent quite a bit of time walking all the way around the floor, looking out of each wall of windows. The design of the buildings was simply straight and tall, with no outcroppings or stepped-out floors. The sheer height was well visible; I could look almost straight down. It was such an awesome feeling to be so high up and to be able to see for miles and miles around (the day was crystal clear), over New York City and beyond into several states. I could also see the identical twin tower next to this one.

At that time, I was not aware there was an outdoor observatory on the roof just overhead; otherwise, I would have ventured up there.

After a while, it was time for me to go see what else I could of NYC before the day ended (my next goal was the Empire State Building, which I visited later that evening, after dark). So I headed for the cube-like elevator, and the ride down was almost a sheer drop. As I am very underweight (around 90lbs), I could almost feel myself floating from the floor as the elevator dropped down 107 floors. When I reached ground level, I headed to the underground mall where I found a souvenir shop, where I bought a copper cast model of the World Trade Center. It was remarkably accurate! I still have this souvenir to this day, along with the WTC ticket and the subway token with a hole in it. All three items are historical treasures to me today.

And so are my vivid photographic memories of my visit to the WTC, which are sharper than any photo!

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Fri May 11, 2007 9:24 pm

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 37):
And so are my vivid photographic memories of my visit to the WTC, which are sharper than any photo!

Wow, you do have a good memory
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Fri May 11, 2007 9:48 pm

The photos I found were from my last visit up the WTC in November 1996. It was always exhilarating to travel up the elevator at speed and then being treated with a breathtaking view at the top.

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sat May 12, 2007 4:46 am

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 37):

That was beautiful man! BEAUTIFUL!!!  cry 

Another reason to rebuild that fortress!!!
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sat May 12, 2007 10:01 am

The subway station at the WTC site is still called World Trade Center staion (well, it was when I went there in July 06).

There is a World Trade Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but its not as big or as high as the WTC in New York (I believe the one in St. Paul is 17 or 20 floors high).

I wonder why there won't be another WTC in NYC the size of the original WTC?

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sat May 12, 2007 10:07 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 41):
The subway station at the WTC site is still called World Trade Center staion (well, it was when I went there in July 06).

I believe some of the area around the former twin towers is called World Trade Center. If you go to any Subway restaurant the maps on the walls have 'World Trade Center' on them despite the maps being way older than the twin towers.

Good thread, I like the pics and the associated stories. I went to Manhattan once and I guess must have seen the towers but never went up them.
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Sat May 12, 2007 10:14 am

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 42):
I believe some of the area around the former twin towers is called World Trade Center. If you go to any Subway restaurant the maps on the walls have 'World Trade Center' on them despite the maps being way older than the twin towers.

The shops in that area weren't anything close to a World Trade Center, so I assume the maps were made after the site was announced but before the buildings were actually built. The buildings in between the WTC and the Hudson are called the World Financial Center, but I believe they are newer than the WTC.

I remember walking out of the PATH station, out of what I believe was 4 WTC, and just looking up and thinking the buildings went up forever. There was always a flurry of activity in that place, it seemed magical for a little kid. Still comes as a shock sometimes to drive past lookouts and not see the two towers standing there. Very sad.  Sad

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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sat May 12, 2007 10:29 am

Im a guy that does not cry or show emotions at all. When 9/11 was happening I even made statements like "this happens all the time around the world"

When I visited the site the first time and everytime since, I breakdown and cry. It is trully amazing to actually look at that hole in the ground and feel all the people that suffered that day.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sat May 12, 2007 2:43 pm

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 44):
It is trully amazing to actually look at that hole in the ground and feel all the people that suffered that day.

and to think..people actually jumped from the towers..as i watched from my 4th grade classroom...
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sun May 13, 2007 1:51 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 31):
And a VERY fake one at that...



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 31):
The picture above is indeed the most famous WTC picture

As far as I know, there was no observation deck on top of the north tower, where this picture was supposedly "taken". Plus, that AA plane looks more like a 757, judging by the cockpit windows.

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 37):
Upon reaching the 107th floor, the doors opened to a space whose windows stretched floor to ceiling, and there were windows all around the floor.

Sounds very similar to the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago.

Thanks for sharing your memories...that was well done, felt like I was there with you. Very vivid details!

As for me, the only time I saw them with my own eyes was from seat 37K on a SpanAir flight from MAD to IAD in late July 2001. I happened to be on the right side, and I used the last picture on my last role of film for Cape Cod. If only I had known. I remember looking down at them from FL370 and being amazed at how big they looked from that altitude.

RIP. I too agree that they should be rebuilt exactly as they were, though of course with much tougher construction standards.
 
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sun May 13, 2007 2:11 am

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 34):
But the photo is fake in so many ways, ways I pointed out to the person that sent it to me on Sept 14/15 of 2001, I was called all sorts of names and abused for being so insensitive and callous about the poor tourist.

The AA 757 that was used in that photo is in (well, stolen from) the database here at a.net.

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For that matter, AA 11 was operated by a Boeing 767-200, not a 757. Also, that guy is in several other "last photos".
Also, I saw one photo with Hitler photoshopped with that same photo angle and plane, just in black and white. :-

Other points that prove the photo was fake (not that they're really needed):
-Why is the guy wearing a heavy jacket and a snowcap when the temperature was well over 70 degrees that day?
-How did the camera survive the 110 story freefall?
-How was it found so quickly amongst the rubble? (After all, this photo came out just days after 9/11)
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sun May 13, 2007 2:17 am

I visited the WTC in 1992 - don't have any scanned pics of it, but my Official Pic at my folks house is me on Liberty Island with the WTC and the Manhattan skyline behind me.
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RE: Your Pictures With The WTC

Sun May 13, 2007 10:06 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 47):
Other points that prove the photo was fake (not that they're really needed):

Plus also the date - if you look at the digits in fine detail they're clearly altered. And there was some other point about the sun being in the wrong direction based upon the time and the direction the camera is pointing.

It had a lot of people going at first, but it really is a sick person who would find any joy/benefit in doing it.
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