Daniela and her husband
lived and still live in Battery Park City, near the site of the
World Trade Center. On September 11, 2001, she was right under the
towers when the first plane hit. She remembers:
"It was just
unbelievable. My husband was already at work at # 4 WTC (in
the New York Board of Trade) but thankfully only on the 9th
Floor and was just crossing West Street when the second
plane came in. We were in our building just three blocks
away when the towers came down and then were evacuated right
from the esplanade onto tug boats. We went to NJ and walked
to our friends house and then my brother came to the rescue
and took us to Connecticut."
They stayed in
Connecticut for eleven days and then were able to return
home to Manhattan.
The first set of
photographs are those that Daniela shot s of the towers Daniela
took immediately after the first plane came in (she had her
digital camera with her), and the others of that morning she shot
as they were being evacuated to New Jersey.