I've posted these pictures before about 3 years ago.
I took these pictures from my roof that morning with a cheap little camera that still had some film left in it. I was getting dressed and listening to the radio when a bulletin announced that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center. Thinking a Cessna flown by a drunken pilot crashed into Windows On The World, I ran upstairs to the roof to take a look. Seeing that this was a major catastrophe with black smoke billowing out of the North Tower, I ran downstairs and called my mother and brother in Dallas. They had not yet heard any news about the attack, and there was nothing yet on the teevee about it. I grabbed my camera and ran back upstairs where my neighbors in the building were already gathering. I arrived and began taking pictures just as the second plane struck the South Tower.
This is the first picture that I took from the roof of my building at 256 East 10th street.
Hundreds of people gathered on the rooftops of neighboring tenement buildings to watch the disaster unfold.
The second plane just struck and I instinctively began clicking the shutter button.
The film ran out before the towers collapsed.