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Monday, April 2, 2012

New York City, March 20, 2012

One World Trade Center

I worked up in New York a couple weeks ago, working out details on some projects with my colleagues at the 195 S. Broadway office, down in the Wall Street area. Thomson Reuters is quite literally joined to the Millennium Hilton, back to back, so I stayed there for convenience, but it happens to be exactly across the street from the World Trade Center, and you couldn't get closer if you tried. 

They're making a lot of progress on One WTC, and it's exciting to see this building go up. Every time I go to New York, I try to take time to visit Ground Zero and do a little quiet time. And when I leave, I have an even firmer mindset about some things that I won't get into here, but I leave deeply touched and angry in a way I can't seem to express. Never forget....Never forget.

Here's some photos I took while up there. I won't bore everyone with work details, 'cept maybe to say they shouldn't have me working with a very cute, smart little gal with an English accent. Deadly combination......

If ya gotta stay somewhere.......See the reflection? WTC!

View from my room....53rd Floor, looking east. That's the Brooklyn Bridge in the center.

And here's where it all happens....the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

New York Stock Exchange, Wall & Broad. I once had an office in here, at least temporarily, during a project. I'm sorta proud of that. Hell, I'm sorta proud they let me in the door! Little did they know, right? (Actually, I passed a stringent security clearance that took days. Guess they had to think that one over!! LOL)

Trinity Church, at Wall and S. Broadway

Wall Street, looking east from NYSE

At Wall & Broad Street

Here's a rat bike for ya!

I doubt this one ever saw a bucket of soapy water....Or a shop. No tag on it.

Fog rolling in over Brooklyn

Our S. Broadway office. Got lots of friends working here.

St Paul's, also on S. Broadway

One WTC at night.....

911 of many.

And that, Peeps, is about it for the NYC trip. I flew back and re-entered reality, but I'm heading back next month for another round of meetings, trying very hard to ignore the English accent....It's not easy.