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Yugoslavia and the WTC are gone. "Jugolinija" was from Rijeka and became "Croatia Line", which stopped operating in 2002, so it too is gone.
Are the two “stripes” in the middle of each tower observation decks? I’ve aways wondered what’s with the stripes when I see old WTC photos.
Could this have been in 1982? There was a wheatfield in Manhattan that year for an art installation. Can’t really tell if that is what it is in front of the towers.
Two things from the past in the present. A beautiful photo.
As much as I love One World Trade, it does not come close to the Twin Towers.
Maybe its nostalgia. I used to ride with my Dad into Bayonne, NJ to pick up my grandpa and we would pass by close to the NYC skyline. And no matter how many times we took that ride, I was always in awe of them.
Never realized how close to the water they were…
It looks strangely barren by the river. Unbelievable that real estate so valuable wasn’t being used.
Was it like that still in 2001?
Cargo ships never sail up the Hudson anymore.
And now we’re electing terrorists into office. Aren’t we progressive.
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This is maybe the most „old world“ (not on the America-Europe way, but in a temporal sense.) picture I’ve seen yet.
Something (mildly) interesting I can finally comment about!
The j is actually silent. In the Balkan languages, it is a convention to place a j between and "i" and "a". So Slovenia is spelled Slovenija, and names like Maria are spelled "Marija"
i used to live on that patch of dirt that is now battery park city. until 9-11. always wondered what it looked like so thanks OP
Our world is more fragile than we think. I bet people in the 80s thought these two would last forever.
The picture has potential but framing the twin towers just makes it feel like a dystopia. Those were some of the ugliest modern buildings I’ve ever seen. The burj Khalifa is actual art and I’m disappointed that American sky scrapers don’t follow that mindset
At least one of them gets to be remembered by a holiday.