9/11 from my photo archives

View of World Trade Center twin towers from the Empire State Building during the summer of 2001
View of World Trade Center twin towers from the Empire State Building during the summer of 2001

A lot will be written and broadcast about 9/11 on its 20th anniversary on Saturday. Here are a few glimpses from my personal time machine.

View of the twin towers in 2001 from Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

We went to New York in the summer of 2001. During the trip, we went to lower Manhattan, but didn’t go in the towers. Little did we know that by mid-September …

At the 9/11 Memorial

In 2013, I visited the 9/11 Memorial with some colleagues on the board of the Associated Press Media Editors. The museum wouldn’t open for another year, but the memorial was.

9/11 Memorial in New York.
9/11 Memorial (2013)

In 2015, I returned to the site and took an elevator ride to the top of the One World Trade Center.

One World Trade Center

9/11 reminds me of the fragility of life, the resilience of America and rebirth.

View of One World Trade Center from the Hudson River Park in Manhattan.