The Twin Towers of World Trade Center (Minoru Yamasaki-Emery Roth & Sons, 1973. Destroyed, 2001), with the new posmodernist skyscrapers of World Financial Center (Cesar Pelli & Associates, 1982-1988), in Battery Park City, nearing completion in this view looking northeast from Jersey City in Summer of 1987. The old neo-gothic Woolworth Building (Cass Gilbert, 1913) can be seen at center, between the Twin Towers.
Source: Michael George “New York Today” (New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1988)
It’s horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from
such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft
dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being
destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no
matter who you are.
On this day in 1860, a clean-shaven Abraham Lincoln stopped by Mathew B. Brady’s photography studio in New York City. This is the first portrait Brady took of Lincoln. 📷 Mathew B. Brady, February 27, 1860