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NYC Stories

WTC Destruction as seen from the sky.
Aerial Photo of the World Trade Center devastation taken by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) from a Cessna Citation Jet on Sept. 23, 2001 at an altitude of 3,300 feet.

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Never Forget

NYC Stories is an historical document containing stories, video and folklore from September 11, 2001. Following the attack, New Yorkers seemingly only spoke of one thing—recounting stories about what they experienced on 9/11. After several weeks passed, conversations began to shift back to everyday things.

Hanging posters in NYC
Hanging signs in NYC, 2001

Memories diminish over time and eventually disappear. In an attempt to record the raw and vivid tales people were sharing by word-of-mouth, I hung signs around Manahattan and asked people to share their stories.

NYC Stories is a digital snapshot of September 11th. It contains stories, popular electronic folklore that circulated following the World Trade Center attack and My 9/11, which is an hour-long video shot on the streets of Manhattan on 9/11.