You don’t think about recording history when you see a view like this, from the Staten Island Ferry on a beautiful winters day in Feb ’78. Of course now, it is rather poignant.
The World Trade Center Twin Towers, 110 stories each, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, completed in 1970/71. Lower Manhattan buildings in the foreground.
World Trade Center at ground level, snow on the ground. Fritz Koenig’s bronze sculpture ‘The Sphere’, survived the 9/11 attacks largely intact, now resides in nearby Battery Park as a battered memorial.
The ground floor lobby was 6 stories high and note how the upper floor windows are only 18 inches (0.46m) wide between the numerous thin perimeter columns…the idea was to avoid interior columns.
No, not one of my favorite photos, just a gratuitous snap taken of me on the back of the Staten Island Ferry. Apparently pleased with myself after having just taken the above shot of the Towers. Or maybe I was just relieved that I’d packed a heavy US military knock-off snorkel jacket for this trip, from London (remember Laker Airways?).
Clear, cold weather (around -5 to -10deg C) with Southern tip of Manhattan behind, East River and Brooklyn Bridge on the right, ice on the Hudson.
It was hard to beat the ol’ canvas army surplus bag as camera kit carry-all.