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Patrick
Dec 8, 2006, 6:22 AM
I really want to see large pictures of New York City before 9/11. If you have some Please Post them! :)

These are from Index Stock, great pics but, Darn These Logos
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=603762&VOLID=aScEcQ3ZGOZF&SecNum=cKaR^UBRKHU2X{7$c44L7PZve/IndexStock-603762.jpg

http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=603759&VOLID=aScEcQ3ZFVZF&SecNum=cKaRlsBRKIP2Xr7ec37cwOXwA/IndexStock-603759.jpg

http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=603745&VOLID=aScEcQ3ZERZF&SecNum=cKaRsXBRKBT2X$2zc67L8VlAd/IndexStock-603745.jpg

http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=549155&VOLID=aKbEbUQQFONF&SecNum=bOgLlUvL1FYyXD54S{T47^{o7/IndexStock-549155.jpg

http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=347635&VOLID=^LdE`JPXDRZF&SecNum=`OeQkMvVJHa$U~qyLdqF$aQ~Z/IndexStock-347635.jpg

http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=282231&VOLID=lKeE_OJWDNTF&SecNum=_S`MkJoIjIZCTZ1^tF$b0_ZDB/IndexStock-282231.jpg

http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=289052&VOLID=lPcE_ONSFOYF&SecNum=_SgKlKoL0GWTY^4N@~c1tZybi/IndexStock-289052.jpg

http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=120028A&VOLID=sMXL_DBBJ__F&SecNum=^M^KZNS@|QYYGU7@S1st`po4vN/IndexStock-120028A.jpg

Sacto
Dec 8, 2006, 6:56 AM
Thanks for posting those.

Wheelingman04
Dec 8, 2006, 8:12 AM
I miss those towers.

KevinFromTexas
Dec 8, 2006, 8:24 AM
One of the best movie clips ever with the towers. Damn. His facial expression in this scene pretty much summed up how I always felt. Note the very next shot in the film after he's atop the tower.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APoZYy0sPFE

James Bond Agent 007
Dec 8, 2006, 8:50 AM
I have some photos of the World Financial Center when it was under construction. Someday I'll get around to scanning them.

STLgasm
Dec 8, 2006, 2:21 PM
The lower Manhattan skyline looked so complete back then. What a loss, in immeasurable ways.

Paintballer1708
Dec 8, 2006, 2:26 PM
It is sad to see those towers gone. They has such a huge affect on the southern skyline.

SJPhillyBoy
Dec 8, 2006, 4:46 PM
Beautiful.
These photos actually piss me off that the towers are not there anymore.

Buckeye Native 001
Dec 8, 2006, 10:47 PM
Think of the future. :tup:

innov8
Dec 9, 2006, 12:49 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/mz1613/WTC2.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/mz1613/WTC5.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/mz1613/WTC7.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/mz1613/WTC4.jpg

These are a few I had on hand, I'll post a few more soon.

Wheelingman04
Dec 9, 2006, 4:31 AM
^ Great memories.

mSeattle
Dec 9, 2006, 10:08 AM
I only have a small picture. But it's nice.

Fabb
Dec 10, 2006, 7:28 PM
It's amazing how iconic the twin towers were.
No other skyscraper comes close.

innov8
Dec 11, 2006, 7:56 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/mz1613/WTC3.jpg

A view from the top... see the two shadows on the left side of the twins.

Jularc
Dec 12, 2006, 4:30 AM
http://recteck.com/hellgate_800.jpg

Zerton
Dec 12, 2006, 4:45 AM
They were so much better than anything that can replace them. They were made for New York.

Joey D
Dec 12, 2006, 4:59 AM
I thought I'd be a dork. It sorta fits the criteria.

So fat, so touristy, so in need of braces. Me in 1992ish.

Somehow I kept the Au bon Pain balloon from when I got on the train in Philly. Haha.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/joe84323/joewtc-1.jpg

Patrick
Dec 12, 2006, 5:47 AM
^I can really see them, my computer's probably too bright. I'll post more from IndexStock soon. That place has amazing pics of the Twin towers, minus the logos :(

Robert Pence
Dec 12, 2006, 2:13 PM
I've posted this before, on the 9/11 anniversary. This photo was taken from the Staten Island Ferry on a very cold December afternoon around 1991.

http://robertpence.com/new_york_city/twin_towers.jpg

Patrick
Dec 13, 2006, 1:21 AM
^Awsome Shot!! I love how midtown is sneaking up on the back. Although that cant be 1991. It must be 1985. Due to the World Financial Center being under construction along with most of Battery Park City.

From Brooklyn, around Late 90's.
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=603763&VOLID=aScEcQ3ZGPZF&SecNum=cKaR%5EVBRKHV2Yf6uc%7DqJ6lZG%60/IndexStock-603763.jpg

New Jersey View, about 1986. Note 7WTC and 2WFC under construction.
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=603756&VOLID=aScEcQ3ZFSZF&SecNum=cKaRlYBRKIQ2Yg8fcvpQq%5ERK%5E/IndexStock-603756.jpg

New Jersey View, about late 1983. Note The World Financial Center and Battery Park City (except the Gateway Towers) are just dirt.
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=603746&VOLID=aScEcQ3ZESZF&SecNum=cKaRsYBRKBQ2Yd1fcq6JqWcBg/IndexStock-603746.jpg

From the mid-area of Manhattan, early/late 90's.
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=403039&VOLID=_O%60EaIGHDXVF&SecNum=aKaKkZBR0ER2%60F-gHsRgeas_t/IndexStock-403039.jpg

Beauteful Clear Day, late 90's I'm guessing.
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=175609&VOLID=%60RXLdM5@KGF&SecNum=%5ERcQXOiTJOVlXj%7CT5%604pco0VC/IndexStock-175609.jpg

Mid morning over the harbor, I'm guessing 1995/1996.
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=549079&VOLID=aK_EbUQIHSNF&SecNum=bOgK_YvL0HMyZC%7C@RYSBth%5E3%5E/IndexStock-549079.jpg

Looking northish, 1992/1993. Note Battery Park City under construction and 1 NY Plaza before it was repainted.
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=428253&VOLID=%60T%60EaJ9JFQRF&SecNum=aMfMlTwUjGVxaB7@%60qXFd8%7C8T/IndexStock-428253.jpg

Amazing Afternoon Aerial. About 1995ish.
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=208015&VOLID=ZP%60E_BMHBU%5EF&SecNum=_KfKYNBU0K%5E7kTChJ%7DVDbD%7CwP/IndexStock-208015.jpg

More Soon :)

innov8
Dec 13, 2006, 6:05 PM
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/520/overview1mb7.jpg

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5049/mewtcte2.jpg

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9479/wtcshadowzt9.jpg

Wheelingman04
Dec 14, 2006, 1:20 AM
The simplicity of those towers made them beautiful in my eyes.

Patrick
Dec 14, 2006, 1:43 AM
Wow thanks for sharing. Your lucky you got to go up there :) Amazing how the towers casted that huge shadow over the city.

Patrick
Dec 17, 2006, 9:49 PM
More:

Looking South Late 90's
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=604010&VOLID=aScEcQ4SBMZF&SecNum=cKbKYSBQ0EW3_K2rJkNPaXW%5El/IndexStock-604010.jpg

Southeast late 90's
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=604006&VOLID=aScEcQ4SASZF&SecNum=cKbKXYBQ0vQ3_RegJV6Yga8r%7B/IndexStock-604006.jpg

Aerial over Battery Park City. Late 90's
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=551015&VOLID=aKeEbVIUBOOF&SecNum=bP_KYU~J0BZ-XN8yEQOSaYRN%60/IndexStock-551015.jpg

1986-1987 7WTC is under Construction
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=549725&VOLID=aKeEbUQsCONF&SecNum=bOgRZUvLKCYy_$64Yvq5gDQXp/IndexStock-549725.jpg

High Aerial, mid-late 90's
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=268169&VOLID=kT%5EE_K9GGXQF&SecNum=_QfL%5ERhU1F%60UscpRi4D%7C%7CPF3B/IndexStock-268169.jpg

1985-1986 World Financial Center well under construction
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=244336&VOLID=sM%5EE_HFIDTcF&SecNum=_ObNkOvQ%7CI_i%5EsF9_ASPd1FgZ/IndexStock-244336.jpg

Amazing Shot, as if the logo couldnt get any bigger
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=214778&VOLID=ZM%60E_CFOHX%5EF&SecNum=_LbR_QCQKEZ4Zw5x%60lwY1suAs/IndexStock-214778.jpg

Wow. 1985-1986
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=214776&VOLID=ZM%60E_CFOHV%5EF&SecNum=_LbR_OCQKEs4Zw~i%60lpQ%7CsxKR/IndexStock-214776.jpg

1985-1986, WFC Under Construction
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=219682&VOLID=kKaE_FQWIQ_F&SecNum=_LgQ%60KCLJD%60%7C%60p@%7B_aqG9WT@f/IndexStock-219682.jpg

Rare Plaza Shot, mid-late 90's
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=247931A&VOLID=kSbE_I7YDPz%60F&SecNum=_OeTkJUOHQWB_-4WB%60pfH%5E9tjB/IndexStock-247931A.jpg

1991. Speachless
http://www.indexstock.com/Store/ViewFullW.asp/ImageNum=185580&VOLID=YPaE%5EKJVINUF&SecNum=%5EScP%60FoT-GNsl%60%7C%7D-vf3VhfYU/IndexStock-185580.jpg

DubbaG
Dec 18, 2006, 2:21 AM
U/C
http://www.lera.com/pimg/wtc/7571897_small.jpg

More shadowy goodness
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/The_WTC_shadows_over_Manhattan.jpg

Vertical crazyness
http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/14141/wtcsmallpan.jpg

kznyc2k
Dec 18, 2006, 2:56 AM
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7335/nyca4vm1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/2641/nyca6rt4.png (http://imageshack.us)

I wish this one were much bigger..

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9900/nycdt2aq6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Cool aerial perspective

http://img286.imageshack.us/img286/5597/nycdt5qn3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img286.imageshack.us/img286/1198/nycdt6aj4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

(it probably goes without saying, but I took none of these pictures)

Wheelingman04
Dec 18, 2006, 6:24 AM
^ What a wonderful photo.

skymetalscraper
Dec 18, 2006, 11:09 AM
awesome..

i really miss the towers :(

Patrick
Dec 18, 2006, 11:11 PM
Yeah that last pic is very recent too. Probably August 2001, or possibly eaven as early as Sepember 2001.

mcdonnell77
Dec 29, 2006, 1:31 AM
Great pictures. Those 2 towers in my case were the best building ever built. Its such a shame the fact that they were destroyed :(

Patrick
Jan 13, 2007, 11:13 PM
While looking through my backup discs, I found these rare pics that I saved, they have probably dissapeared off the web by now.

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4577/001xs3.jpg

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/9100/001hh1.jpg

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1714/001ie4.jpg

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9850/001yp7.jpg

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/8966/001mt0.jpg

One of my all time favorites
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/6004/001hc4.jpg

Anyone have a picture from a real great distance that shows how tall the ESB is to the Twin Towers?
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/6537/001kb6.jpg

God this picture is amazing
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2043/001zj2.jpg

Bergenser
Jan 14, 2007, 3:19 PM
Thanks for this thread, it's good to remember the two greatest buildings in human history! I will miss the twin towers, NYC pre 9/11 2001, had the best skyline in the world. The freedom tower will help but still... :(

PhillyRising
Jan 14, 2007, 4:33 PM
It's hard for me to look at the WTC pre-9/11 without getting so mad over what happened that horrible day.

Amanita
Jan 15, 2007, 4:46 PM
Thinking about 9/11 and the mess that has followed breaks my heart.
Those were two of my favourite skyscrapers anywhere in the world, and it will always hurt that I never got to see them in person.
No amount of "freedom towers" will make that go away.

oldpainless
Jan 15, 2007, 9:53 PM
These things were so iconic. The incredible scale - the shear vertical walls with no recesses, no compromises - the bold simplicity of the design all says one thing to me -- "Authority". If ever there were buildings that invoked such a strong sense of confidence and power, it was the Twin Towers.

To witness in person their complete dominance over the New York skyline would have been a sight indeed.

excel
Jan 15, 2007, 10:01 PM
I had the honour to see these towers in person and even go to the top. It was after this vacation that I became facinated with architecture and city planning. I cant explain how amazing these towers were in person.
Thanks a lot for posting all the pictures.

Wheelingman04
Jan 16, 2007, 2:27 AM
^They were so large and tall it was awe inspiring. I walked around inside the building, but I never we to the observation deck at the top. I really wish I would have. I could kick my own ass for not doing so.

Patrick
Jan 23, 2007, 2:24 AM
My Desktop. NYC 2000
http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/7084/nyc065gj.jpg