Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WTC, 1980

[From a 1980 New York City subway map.]

A related post
At the World Trade Center and St. Paul’s Chapel

comments: 2

Elaine said...

We were in New York City on our way home from our honeymoon in 1979. I gave a poster presentation at the Amer. Psychological Assn. convention, and we visited with friends, one of whom took us on a tour that included the WTC.

It is still a shock to think that such monumental structures could have been so thoroughly destroyed. It changed our country and our world.

Geo-B said...

"Call me Ishmael. . . .
There now is your insular city of the Manhattoes, belted round by wharves as Indian isles by coral reefs--commerce surrounds it with her surf. Right and left, the streets take you water ward. Its extreme downtown is the Battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land. . . .
I take it that this part of the bill must have run something like this:
'Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States

Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 1