World Trade Center
July 1, 1998
Mikey's Moments > World Trade Center
In the summer of 1998, while living in the Philippines, I spent five weeks working in my companies US office in New Jersey. I was able to visit Liberty Island and take some nice shots of the twin towers across the water in Manhattan.

On a seperate trip into Manhattan we planned to go to the top of the Empire State Building but as the queues were too long we headed down Broadway and found ourselves at the World Trade Center where the queues were shorter and so we went up to the top of the South Tower to the "Top of the World" observation deck on the 107th floor.

It was an incredible place to visit - the view from the 1,337 feet observation deck was awe inspiring and the glass in the windows of the 106th floor was set flush with the outside of the building so you could stand in the window and look right down - scary! There was also a cool simulated helicopter ride chasing bad guys around the city!

Unbelievably on September 9th 2001 the towers succumbed to cowardly terrorist attacks and a great icon and many, many innocent lives were torn from us. I am so thankful that the Empire State Building queues on that day were so long - I have still not had the chance to see the Empire State Building but at least I got to experience one of the great monuments of my time before it became just a memory...
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A dramatic view of the Twin Towers reaching for the sky


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The main square at the center of the World Trade Center complex


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Another dramatic view of the Twin Towers reaching for the sky


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A view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges from the top of the South Tower


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A sweeping vista of Manhattan from the top of the South Tower


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Another view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges from the top of the South Tower


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Me with the Empire State Building sticking out of my head!


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Me at the top of the South Tower with Manhattan spread out behind me


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A view down from the 106th floor of the South Tower


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A nice shot of the Twin Towers from Liberty Island


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A view of the Manhattan skyline from Liberty Island with a Goodyear blimp passing by


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The Twin Towers rising majestically from the Manhattan skyline


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For some reason the flag on Liberty Island was at half mast - a portent of things to come?


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A dramatic view of the Statue of Liberty from its base


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A view of Ellis Island from the top of the plinth of the Statue of Liberty


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A skyscraper seen along Broadway close to the WTC complex
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