Unseen 9/11 photos bought at house clearance sale

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the story


"Archivists who bought a stash of CDs at a house clearance sale found 2,400 photos of Ground Zero in New York taken following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

They appear to have been taken by an as yet unidentified construction worker who helped to clear up the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers and surrounding area.

The CDs were in poor condition but the data was ultimately retrievable.

The archivists have uploaded the photos to Flickr.

The digital albums include images of Ground Zero itself taken both at ground level and from above, construction staff at work and the damaged interiors of the blocks surrounding the towers."


Thank you very much for the notification. Securing the material now.

Hot red-glowing Steel?

Red-glowing debris digged up near the former base of WTC-1 west face at West Street, some are shaped like columns or beams (see selected photo #4):

1) https://www.flickr.com/photos/textfiles/48028395002/in/album-72157708997281912/
2) https://www.flickr.com/photos/textfiles/48028291596/in/album-72157708997281912/
3) https://www.flickr.com/photos/textfiles/48028375572/in/album-72157708997281912/
4) https://www.flickr.com/photos/textfiles/48028394942/in/album-72157708997281912/

All photos were taken on the early morning of Sept. 27, 2001, according to embedded Exif data.

EDIT - June 24, 2019:
That's by the way the exact same date, when the both (?) Frank Sillechia photos were shot, also at night time. The location is likely the same, too. Same goes for the glowing chunk that is shown on the selected GZ pics 1 and 2 above.
Sillechia did probably capture the earlier event, when this piece was pulled out from the pile by the grappling machine.