What's Left Of My Home
This site is not easy to look at.
I debated whether it was in good taste to show all this.
But people should see what has happened --
what's been done to what I considered to be my home.
All Photos © 2001 Tanya Kishanyan who kindly gave permission for their use here.
This is the view we now have from the office in Jersey City.
Note the "red" buildings. They're actually covered in red netting.
Behind the beautiful glass-ceiling Winter Garden Atrium you can see some of the wreckage.
The Atrium looks nice from this side.
It looks a lot different from the other side.
The building to the left has debris sticking out of it.
Here's the basic shot from which most of the other pictures you'll see are taken.
The irony for me is that these were taken from the 20th floor of 120 Broadway,
where I worked for 14 years before my year of working in the Trade Center.
You're facing North-West.
The Hudson River is way out in the background.
I used to admire this view.
If you were to look straight down from there, you'd see Broadway
where all the famous parades pass by the "Canyon Of Heroes".
That "tiny" building with the red netting on it was a Burger King.
That's a city block away.
The black soot-covered building on the right is One Liberty Plaza.
Doubts about its stability lingered for some time.
I've been told that they're still trying to decide if the building
on the left across the street from 120 will be worth rehabilitating.
That building is where Big Al's ("my" pizza shop) was.
To get some kind of perspective on how big this is,
check out how little the cranes are.
This was a park.
They use the space for equipment now.
I don't know if the trees that were there (represented by the dark squares)
were killed by the debris or whether they were taken out.
I'm guessing the latter because other trees are still around.
Liberty Street is to the right.
That's the Burger King on the left.
I'm confused as to why there appears to be nothing here but dirt.
That just gets me.
The holes, I understand.
They used to lead to the underground mall.
This kind of vaguely resembles a piece of
the view I used to have from my office.
What's left of the side of 2 World Trade Center.
You can kind of see what's left of the other side of The Atrium in some of these.
No comment is necessary.
To give you some kind of perspective as to how huge this is,
here you can see the men, relative to the size of the cranes,
then the cranes, relative to the size of the rest.
This is what is left of my home, 1 World Trade Center.