Aerial photograph, no. 3 in a sequence, taken by plane flying across Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island about a week after the September 11 terrorist attack upon the World Trade Center, on September 19, 2001. On September 11, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ordered that debris removed from the World Trade Center site be transported to the recently closed landfill at Fresh Kills.
The landfill's West Mound, on which World Trade Center debris was processed, is visible toward top center of this image. Most of the debris was trucked from the World Trade Center site to Pier 25 in TriBeCa, where it was placed on barges. Magnify the center of this image to see barges, one of which was being unloaded when this photograph was taken, docked at the West Mound.
September 19 2001
New York State Archives. New York (State). Office for Technology. World Trade Center geospatial data, 2001. Series B1920-04, Folder 20010919_163621, Image 006006.
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