Two years ago, our friends at American Photo released an expansive, four-part oral history of the September 11 attacks, told through the eyes and lenses of the photographers who documented the day. "This taxi driver was looking over my shoulder and started screaming, 'He's got it,'" one photographer says about capturing the moment the second plane hit. "As if that mattered. As if what happened in front of us wasn't real until it was actually captured." You can read all four parts here.
Part one of our sister publication American Photo's four-part history of September 11, 2001, as told by the photographers who captured it, is now available for your perusal. It's an amazing group of stories--these photographers raced down to Ground Zero from all over New York, whether they were war correspondents, fashion photographers, or news staffers, to capture these indelible images.
After years of patrolling New York City's water ways in antiquated, decades-old boats, the New York Fire and Police Departments are upgrading to some of the most technologically advanced vessels this side of an Aegis Cruiser. The modernized boats, a 45-footer for the cops and a 140-footer for the firemen, will give the departments greater range and speed, with the ability to deal with more dangerous situations.
In 2006, a bunch of terrorists went ahead and ruined air travel for the rest of us. After the terrorists failed to bring liquid explosives onto a British flight, the airlines banned liquid carry-on items larger than 3.4 ounces. This forced us to leave shampoo at home and buy outrageously overpriced drinks by the gate, to say nothing of the flask of whiskey I liked to travel with.
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
By Stephen HandelmanPosted 09.01.2006 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
The future of secure travel hinges on seamless, instant communication-and 24/7 autonomous surveillance. For a look at the technologies that will soon safeguard your travel plans, launch the photo gallery.