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A Time Lapse of The Twin Towers and The City
Camilo Jose Vergara started photographing the World Trade Center site when he moved to New York in 1970. The photographs are the subject of an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York called "The Twin Towers and The City."

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1970: View of the World Trade Center from the Manhattan Bridge along East Broadway in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

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1970: View of the World Trade Center from Long Island City, Queens.

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1980: View of the Lower Manhattan from Bayside Cemetery, Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Rise of Freedom: WTC 1983

1983: View of the World Trade Center site from the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Feb. 1985: A boy named Charlie looking towards New York City from the Statue of Liberty Ferry.

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1986: View of the World Trade Center from the Staten Island Ferry.

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1996: View of Lower Manhattan from Buffalo Avenue at Bergen Street, Brooklyn.

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Sept. 11, 2001: View of Lower Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridge.

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2001: Piece of the World Trade Center being shipped from Lower Manhattan.

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Sept. 2010: View of Lower Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridge.

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May 2011: Southwest view of the New York City sky line from Broadway at Barry Street, Brooklyn. 

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2011: View of the World Trade Center site from the Brooklyn Bridge.

A Time Lapse of The Twin Towers and The City

Camilo Jose Vergara started photographing the World Trade Center site when he moved to New York in 1970. The photographs are the subject of an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York called "The Twin Towers and The City."

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