Washington Square Park Arch View of Twin Towers Before 9/11

20 Years Ago Today

Everything changed after 9/11, a very sad day in New York City, 20 Years Ago Today.

When you could see the Twin Towers directly through the middle of the Washington Square Park Arch. The second picture is I believe early 2000s when the Arch was being restored.

Wandering Amir on Instagram wrote of this photo: “The Twin Towers served as a compass before the age of smart phones (or even cell phones). This was one of my favorite views of WTC, looking down fifth avenue through the arch at Washington Square Park.”

The former fountain is also visible, prior to its relocation by the Bloomberg Administration 22 feet east to “align” with the Arch at Fifth Avenue in 2009, as part of the park redesign. I am curious what that Parks Department sign says hanging from the Arch.

Photo #2: Amir Weinberg via Instagram

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