Week Nine: November 6-12
|Ellis Island in the distance|
It’s a bright, cold, sunny day, and I’m on the roof of an apartment building just south of Trinity Church.
Looking south-west, Ellis Island is visible across land reclaimed from the Hudson River during the construction of the World Trade Center.
|Directly above Trinity Church|
|A crane works on WTC 4|
Turning an looking north, the view is incredible.
|WTC 4 (foreground) and WTC 5|
The view up Trinity Street shows buildings 4 and 5 World Trade Center, the two partially-collapsed buildings east of the towers.
Nine weeks in, and many floors are still standing.
|Facade of the North Tower (WTC 1)|
Fires still burn underground, and everything but the construction equipment is gray.
|Michigan lends a hand|
|St Paul’s Chapel|
Back down at street level, there is more color.
|See no evil|
|A long lifeline|
Tuesday November 6th is Election Day.
|Posters in Chinatown|
|Handle with care|
|Mike for Mayor|
Mike Bloomberg is elected Mayor, after record campaign spending of $69 million—an average of $96 for each of the 718,488 votes cast in his favor.
That helps explain all the posters.
The Post Office release a poster of its own: know your suspicious mail.
|One New Yorker didn’t love peace|
|I M NY|
The city is held up by paper—new postings cover old fragments, leaving unintentional word games that eventually fade and tear and wash away.
|Ink, fire, flags, and Tito|
Of course, this being New York, any reminder that won’t fade or tear or wash away is for sale.
|Under the FDR Drive|
On November 12, American Airlines Flight 587 breaks apart and falls on Rockaway Beach, Queens.
A Level 1 Emergency is called: all bridges, tunnels and airports around the city are shut down.
|Manhattan Bridge, closed|
The closures happen very, very quickly.