Day 26-28 – New York

Road Grid Layout

A patchwork quilt of the roads and fields of Texas as we fly back west to New York. Staring out the window, the overriding thought was: “We’ve ridden across all of that”.
A patchwork quilt of the roads and fields as we flew back west to New York. Staring out the window, the overriding thought was: “We’ve ridden across all of that”.

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Twin Towers Photo

Displayed near the entrance to the 9/11 Museum, this photograph of the New York skyline was taken just minutes before the first plane flew into the North Tower, thereby changing the World forever in a morning of carnage.
Displayed near the entrance to the 9/11 Museum, this photograph of the New York skyline was taken just minutes before the first plane flew into the North Tower, thereby changing the World forever in a morning of carnage.

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Foundations

Some of the foundations of the twin towers have been exposed in the subterranean 9/11 Museum.
Some of the foundations of the twin towers have been exposed in the subterranean 9/11 Museum.

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Remains of Ladder 3

The remains of Ladder 3 Fire Truck which was heavily damaged as the twin towers fell. Eleven members of the company lost their lives in the collapse of the North Tower, their location last reported as the 40th Floor.
The remains of Ladder 3 Fire Truck which was heavily damaged as the twin towers fell. Eleven members of the company lost their lives in the collapse of the North Tower, their location last reported as the 40th Floor.

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North Tower Antenna

A fragment of the aerial that sat on top of the North Tower, a 360ft tall radio and transmission tower.
A fragment of the aerial that sat on top of the North Tower, a 360ft tall radio and transmission tower.

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Last Column

The Last Column – the final steel beam to be removed from the site of the Twin Towers. It is covered with mementos, memorial inscriptions, and missing posters placed there by ironworkers, rescue workers and others.
The Last Column – the final steel beam to be removed from the site of the Twin Towers. It is covered with mementos, memorial inscriptions and missing posters placed there by ironworkers, rescue workers and others. It came to have a significant symbolic meaning as the recovery efforts progressed during the months after the attacks.

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Twisted Columns

A small section of the external façade of one of the towers, made from steel, twisted and buckled from the heat and subsequent collapse of the building.
A small section of the external façade of one of the towers, made from steel, twisted and buckled from the heat and subsequent collapse of the building.

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Highline

A great place to sit down and watch the day-to-day life of the New York streets below.
A great place to sit down and watch the day-to-day life of the New York streets below.

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Highline Rails

A nod to the Highline’s past – the railway lines of the old West Side Line still in situ.
A nod to the Highline’s past – the railway lines of the old West Side Line still in situ.

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