The View From Shanksville: Remembering September 11, 2001
I thought I would take a minute to post (a bit off topic) a short photo essay documenting a recent side trip to Shanksville, just outside of Somerset, PA. This is also the site of the United Airlines Flight 93 crash of September 11, 2001, and where there is currently a “temporary” memorial while preparations are made after the recently-decided design competition for the permanent one.
Few things are as vivid in my memory as that day. I was huddled around a production area island exacto-cutting out comps for a meeting at PPG Industries, here in Pittsburgh. I remember being very confused. And the phone ringing…a lot. Our client called to cancel the meeting, announcing that her building – One PPG Place – was being evacuated. What were you doing?
I’ll let the pictures do the talking.