It was a damn cold night in February. I was down near the base/sidewall of the South Exit Ramp for the first time. This ramp was the only exit to and from the hole for the trucks and workers for the first six months of recovery. You are essentially looking at the first 25 floors of the South Tower reduced to 23 feet. I had been shooting rubble for 2 hours and my hands were frozen. It was 4AM and I was about to leave when I saw an FDNY Chief walk up and remove his helmet near where a flowered wreath had been put by one of the workers most likely on behalf of a surviving family. It was very special moment to see as he obviously said a prayer for the victims still left, while holding his helmet. I used a very wide angle lens to show the size of the structure. At the top right is the road.

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