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2003-09-11, 03:21

I can see from where I live that they have the Tribute in Light (http://www.creativetime.org/towers/) project going again for today and tomorrow. They last had the project running eighteen months ago and the duration of it was for a month. I live five miles to the southeast of the World Trade center, and to me the two beams appear as one, because they are lined up with each other. The beams go very high and you can see them from about 25 miles away.

Last year they kept turning off the display at 23:00, which pissed me off, because I thought that a display of such magnitude shouldn't have a "bed time". It was done that way to appease the local people of "Battery Park city" so the light wouldn't bother their sleep. Anyway, the last day that they ran it, they let it go all night, and it was a rainy day, so the beams looked great going up into the clouds. Now I have a tripod and a shutter release cord for the camera, so I can take long exposures if I set up my camera.

Here is a song appropriate for the mood. It was played by Robert Fripp of King Crimson in the "Winter Garden" in December 2000, in an area across the street from the Twin Towers that was later damaged on 9-11. After the attack he released the recording of the song freely to the public.

Robert Fripp - Refraction.mp3 (http://www.tatom.org/eclectica/Robert Fripp - Refraction.mp3) 6 MB

2003-10-16, 04:21
I got the pictures developed from film recently. They were taken using a tripod with about five seconds exposure time, but it looks like that was too much.

The twin beams of light converged as they went up into the clouds that they illuminated several miles up. You can see that in picture 07 and in picture 09, which was taken looking almost straight up.


2003-10-20, 08:06
actually, i think the pics turned out great.
what a beautiful city, although, sadly not as beautiful without the towers.

2003-10-20, 14:09
New York and Chicago have the best skylines. They had most of the tallest buildings in the World until the 1990s, when the Asians started making tall buildings.