Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photographer Behind 9/11 "Falling Man"

Photographer Behind 9/11 "Falling Man" Retraces Steps, Recalls "Unknown Soldier" -- Yahoo News

Richard Drew put down his camera bag and looked up at the colossal skyscraper that seemed to be racing toward the clouds at an accelerated clip.

"I'm really surprised how fast this building's gone up," he said of the rising edifice at 1 World Trade Center, peering at the monolith from beneath the brim of a tan baseball cap. "I just hope it isn't another target."

It was around 2 p.m. on a bright Wednesday afternoon in mid-July, and Drew, a veteran Associated Press photographer with wire-rimmed glasses and a neatly cropped silver beard that betrays his 64 years, was standing near the northwest intersection of Vesey and West streets in Lower Manhattan, across from the noisy jungle gym of cranes and steel where a global business hub is currently being reconstructed. Nine years and eight months earlier in this very spot -- now an austere pedestrian plaza in the shadow of the Goldman Sachs building -- Drew took a picture that became one of the most iconic images of one of the most catastrophic events in American history.

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My Comment: It is almost 10 years since 9/11 .... God .... it feels like it was yesterday .... where did all the time go?

1 comment:

Kappes said...

9/11 was an inside Job wall to Wall, with Dick Cheney behind the wheel of utter corruption and Barbarism galore....