"Ground Zero"

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© John Linton
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UploadedJuly 9, 2012
TakenDecember 16, 2010
Exposure1/320 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length4.25 mm
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The World Trade Center was a complex of seven buildings that opened on 4 April 1973. On 11 September 2001 it was destroyed when terrorists hijacked four airplanes, flying one into each of the Twin Towers and causing them to collapse resulting in the deaths of 2,977 people. The site has been under construction ever since. On 11 September 2011 the National September 11 Memorial & Museum was dedicated on the site where the Twin Towers stood and on 30 April 2012 the new One World Trade Center tower became the tallest building in New York City. The new World Trade Center is scheduled for completion in 1213.

As a result of the 9/11 attacks the US government began a War on Terror whose main theater of operations is in Iraq and Afghanistan. US combat troops are still fighting there.

The photo of “Ground Zero” was taken on 16 December 2010 with a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5Vcamera. You can just make out the One World Trade Center tower starting to rise on the left side of the photo.

"The Sept. 11th tragedy was the most powerful event in television history, according to a new study released Wednesday by SonyElectronics and Nielsen.

According to Nielsen's survey of 1,077 American adults, 9/11 was the most "universally impactful" televised moment of the last 50 years, followed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995, the Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986 and the death of Osama bin Laden last May.

To measure impact, Nielsen and Sony created a score for each event derived by the number of people who viewed the event live, the number who could recall details about where they were during the occurrence and the number who could remember discussing what happened with others." Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News

I watched the towers come down with my class in our school's auditorium on a TV that the administration had placed on stage when it became apparent that what was happening was no accident.

Thanks to Lynn Harvey for the spotlight and the JPG Staff for including this in their blog.

35 responses

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    great entry john this is fantastic

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (9 Jul 2012):


  • christa masters

    christa masters gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    nice shot, john linton!!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (9 Jul 2012):

    Photo excellence, great for theme!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    Perfect for the theme!!! Great shot John!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    This shot is perfect for the theme!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    An awesome capture and narrative, a great entry for the theme!!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    Coming on well it was just a big hole the last time I saw it

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    It's hard to comprehend the enormity of this project.....thanks for giving us such a good view of the construction. Perfect entry!

  • Dustin Hanoski

    Dustin Hanoski gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    Perfect entry - a catalyst for many of the evolving changes of today.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    Awesome photo and entry John! Thanks for the narrative too.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    Excellent on all levels !

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    Very well done...narrative and photo entry.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2012):

    Great entry

  • Stephen Gibson

    Stephen Gibson said (10 Jul 2012):

    decidedly ordinary compositon and the wikipedia cut and paste description does little but make things worse.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jul 2012):

    A fantastic entry John!

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (10 Jul 2012):

    Thanks for stopping by Stephen...I couldn't have summed it up better myself...

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (10 Jul 2012):

    Yep, changing moment for sure!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Jul 2012):

    wow! mass confusion.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (13 Jul 2012):

    Great entry..very compelling!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Jul 2012):

    Powerful entry. Love the framing within the frame, the flag and the reds. All speak of that horrific day.

  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) said (15 Jul 2012):

    good shot john, but also a great story, the impact of this event was global........but after a fire alway's new things will rise to the light, that so in nature and we are part of it. Cheers

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (16 Jul 2012):

    Very well done...narrative and photo entry.

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    A most excellent photo and narrative. Got my vote. (sorry I'm late in seeing this one.)

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    Perfect entry!!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    excellent image and entry...and congrats on making the blog!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (30 Jul 2012):

    Congrats John!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Well done, congratulations on making this weeks blog.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Congratulations on this shot John! so deserving!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Yeah! Congrats, John on the blog theme

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    Congratulations, John on making the blog!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    congrats on making the blog!!!!

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (2 Aug 2012):

    Congrats making the JPG Blog!! Awesome capture of something we will never forget.

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    how appropriate that you should get a best-of nod, as you're the cream of the crop! xoj

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    Congrats on making the blog !!

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