AMERICA’S TOWERS, World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial Photos, Reflections, and the Foundation of America, Anniversary Edition is a memorial picture book and portfolio of exclusive photographs of the World Trade Center and 9/11 memorials as well as very relevant and little known historical facts surrounding the iconic buildings and the foundation of America.
The book is 9x12 and contains over 60 full color photos that were taken between 1976 and 2017 from various vantage points of New Jersey and New York, by award-winning, New Jersey based photographer Dave Rossi.
Some of what’s in this Anniversary Edition include little known and very relevant facts such as the history surrounding a connection between The World Trade Center to the Christian founding of America, George Washington and The Bible as well as many full color photographs taken up to and including the 2017, 16th year anniversary.
The book begins with scenic photographs taken by Dave in the 1970s of the distant towers from West Orange, NJ. The pictorial continues with several award-winning images he has taken over the years including a 1980 aerial photograph of the new Twin Towers before any of the other World Trade Center buildings were erected and the last photograph he took of the still-standing World Trade Center Towers in September 2001, from Hoboken, NJ. The book centers on a surreal two-page panoramic photograph of the downed buildings engulfed in smoke on September 11, 2001, which was shot from just across the Hudson River in Jersey City, NJ and includes a timeline of the events of the morning leading up to the tragedy. America’s Towers progresses through multiple photographs of the “Tribute in Light” memorial light displays, the new One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) under construction, 9/11 National Memorial Reflecting Pool, Saint Paul's Chapel and historic cemetery as well as a cross section of memorials in New Jersey and New York. The New Jersey memorials include a city memorial park in Westfield; county memorials in West Orange (Essex), Springfield / Mountainside (Union); improvised memorial in South Orange; and the New Jersey State September 11 Memorial “Empty Sky” just across the Hudson River from Ground Zero in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Through the photographs, memorials and history in this book a story is told of bravery, loss, faith. patriotism and remembrance of September 11, 2001.
America’s Towers will make a valued keepsake and historical rated “G” fine art and photo documentation book for you to enjoy now and to pass on to future generations.