I was fortunate enough to barely make it to the September 11th memorial at 850pm on my last night in nyc this visit. The footprints are moving, intelligent, and thoughtful. I am wondering if anything other than the footprints was needed? I did not care too much for the other things. The footprints force you to calm down and reflect.
I wanted to go stand at "my" tower, and think about my life when the towers were a part of my daily commute. I had just graduated from college, and was working my first office job in Jersey City, NJ. I lived in the West Village, and would walk down to the WTC every afternoon for my oddly houred shift of 3-11pm.
These are my pictures taken from where my daily entrance was - i had waited 13 years to finally go back to that physical place from my past.
As the water falls, you think about the colors of the towers, and people falling. As the water falls even more into the black hole, and then up again to to crystal-like steams - you think about rebirth and renewal.