I am so glad you created this short. At the
time I'm sure it was just
another job to pay the bills. It is now a memorial that will
be revered from
It absorbed me into a typical day within the
WTC that seems so familiar,
never to be repeated again.
I just viewed your video of the World Trade Center. It was a
beautiful piece, although I am ashamed to say it has become
more of a reality to what happened there in New York City. I
live in the Seattle area and have never been to NY..but after
watching your video, I realized how many people moved through
those buildings every minute of the day... how tragic. Thank
you for opening my eyes to the great sorrow so many people are
facing today and will for the rest of their lives. It has
affected all of us in some way, but I can not fathom the
intense shock and pain so much of the East Coast must be going
through... God Bless Us Everyone.
Your movie left me speechless.......I am a Canadian Infantry
soldier who is rarely in such a state....The link was posted
on a newsgroup. (as you probaly already know).... It should be
put into the Smithsonian or something.....it is truly the best
thing I have seen come out of this tragedy.......
Thank you for the beautiful video.
I am writing just to let you know that your
tribute to the WTC was a welcome change to the gloom and doom
that we have been bombarded with lately. The imagery of
everyday life combined with the sadness of Moby's song is a
nice juxtaposition and well used in your film. Thank you for
sharing this fine piece of work with all of us.
Thank you Robert for sharing that beautiful
piece with all of us.
Beautiful work. Have you considered selling
copies on VHS or DVD? I would
love to have a better quality copy. Let me know if you do.
Thanks for the memory.
i just watched your movie on the wtc towers. Great job, you
captured what the towers where about and presented it in a
While I did not lose anyone in the attack,
I've lived in Long Island all my life. After a million trips
to the city over the bridges and overhead in planes I felt a
sense of pride in the architecture of New York. And while
first and foremost I grieve for the of people affected
directly by this, I was very touched in your memorial to the
people and the buildings.
Thank you very much.
That brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for
preserving what was there.
I don't know what else to say.
Once again thanks.
I viewed your photos of the WTC.
I'm from the Netherlands (utrecht, 30 minutes from Amsterdam),
my name is Henk and I
visited the WTC for the first time in 1982, when i was 20
The WTC was one of the reasons I wanted to visit NY.
In '82 my dream came true and I was in New York for 2 days
(...). Of course I went to the top.
The view was indescribable. The highest tower in my town is a
church-tower of 110 meter. So you can imagine how I felt.
After that weekend I promised myself, that I would come back
more often. And so I did in 1987 (2 weeks), 1992 (another 2
and the last time I saw the WTC in 1998 (1 week).
Next year I celebrate my 40th birthday. On September 11 I was
at the travel agency planning my next visit in 2002
(and for the first time the west coast). I don't now what the
feature will bring for us all, but I now I will return to NY
Thank you for sharing your photos.
I'm in a New York state of mind...........
I can't begin to thank you for your wonderful
video expression of our horrific disaster...As a New Yorker,
living in California, your video and photographs, (along with
other photo essays) has brought an incredible amount of solace
as I've tried to make sense of this tragedy.
Just want to say I say you short film about
and was very moved by it. I have visited 'that place'
a couple of years ago (I am from the UK) and it
brought back a load of memories- the awe of it all,
surrounded by so much concrete and steel - yet how
remarkable that the place had a soul, a life. Whilst
watching it a thought entered my mind - alot of the
people you photographed probably died in the disaster.
Which I suppose made the film even more special
I wish i could be more eloquent in expressing my
emotions - but that's why I loved your film - it kinda
sums up that undefinable feeling.
Mr. Praveen Chitrapu
I can't express how grateful I am that you put
this up on the web. Over the
years of my life, I had been in and around the Trade Centers,
shopping, going to the offices of a film festival that I work
with on John
Street and then traveling back uptown through the Trade
Centers. I used to
commute to Jersey City through the PATH station. I was once
offered a job at
a convention being held in the hotel there that changed the
course of my
career. My credit union had there offices there. I celebrated
July there with friends one year. Toured the observation deck
on a family
I even remember which of the escalators was
slower than the others, so I
could go on a faster one (the second to right as you left the
The Sephora where I would stop and marinate myself in CK One
on the 1 or 9 to go uptown again. The excitement when they
opened The Gap
and Banana Republic. The New World Coffee place that was so
good for a rich
cup of Joe before I'd go to my credit union to make a deposit.
Your footage captured all of the places I
usually traversed while being down
there. It was so good to see it again-pristine and whole. I
hang on dearly
to these memories, but to see your footage will never allow me
to forget how
majestic and powerful they were. How proud they made me to be
How clean and organized it always seemed to be. The Towers and
always made me feel safe, like no one could ever touch us with
buildings lording over lower Manhattan. I usually couldn't
help but smile at
least once whenever I was down there...they really made me
happy and proud.
I lost two people I knew in the tragedy...none
of us is impervious to that
kind of experience now...I hope you didn't lose anyone...
I've e-mailed the link to your movie to
several friends and I hope you will
have it up for a while. Is there any possible way I can
download it so that
I can look at it from time-to-time?? Please let me know.
Again, thanks so much for doing this.
I downloaded the video you made from your
footage of the World Trade
Center. I got busy with life and never had a chance to view it
tonight. I found and remembered that I downloaded it by
clearing out some files on my system.
You made a very beautiful thing. The music,
the places you filmed. It was
sad and very powerful. I have only been to New York once in my
life, when I
was much younger than I am now. I remember seeing those
buildings in the
distance when my family visited.
We never went to the World Trade Center. We
just saw the towers from
afar. Seeing your short, really put things into perspective
I had heard the numbers, we all have. I just
could never really see the
numbers. I have to thank you, for letting me see things in a
way, that I had
not been able to see before. Now, I can better understand the
this act against us has wrought. I just hope that we, as
doing the right thing.
I could write my feelings about this all night
long and still not be able
to fully address all of the thoughts and emotion that this
deserves. All I
can say is thank you. Thank you for putting together something
me to more clearly see what I had not seen before.
Robert A. Adkins II
I just wanted to tell you that the WTC Life
movie is a very touching
depiction of WTC. I'm from Chicago, and while I was never
WTC - I definitely understand what it represents to NYC. I
fathom returning and not seeing those beautiful towers the
I visit again.
Anyways - my hats off to you. How much traffic
is the site getting?
I might be able to do a mirror.
I wanted to thank you for such a beautiful, peaceful tribute.
Amazing piece of work, I just wanted to
comment on how much this piece moved me. I was actually
brought to tears. You have created a beautiful memoriam of
what once was and will always be in our hearts.
i just watched your video...WTC Life...and am
glad to say it finally brought tears to my eyes. I have had
trouble dealing with the fact that those buildings are gone,
even though i stood atop the south tower just last july. i
have had trouble dealing with this, and it feels good to
finally be able to cry. Thank you robert.
I just wanted to drop you and Joe a short note
telling you that the video
and photo collection you have posted are very, very moving.
done -- congratulations to both of you for capturing the
majesty as well as
the minutae of the center.