Twin Towers by Mark Van Scyoc

Historic photo of the Twin Towers glistening in the sun on a cloudless day in New York City, NY.

The towers were destroyed by terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 but their beauty still lives on in our memories and artwork.

(Pentax ME-Super, scanned from a negative taken during the summer of 1989)

Featured in:
Mysteries of the Common – Feb. 2010
Cityscapes and City Skylines ~ ALL THINGS “CITY” – Feb. 2010
All About New York State – Feb. 2010
New York City – Feb. 2010
► No More Color ◄ – Feb. 2010
The Black and White Enthusiast – Feb. 2010
Pennsylvania Photographers on Vacation – Mar 2011
Artists Universe – Apr. 2011
Creative, Talented & Unknown – Sept. 2011
Skyscrapers – Sept. 2013

3,087 views as of 01/07/2012

Twin Towers is the first in my series: Historic Photos

Gone but Not Forgotten is the second in my series: Historic Photos

I believe we are created in the image of the creator, and that as we express ourselves creatively we reflect a bit of God’s nature.

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  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheeabout 5 years ago

    Love the composition of this shot.

  • This has too be one of my all time favorite photos I shot, and to think it was just sitting in a huge box of photos in my basement.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • John Violet
    John Violetabout 5 years ago

    Stunning, minimalist masterpiece

  • Thanks, I appreciate your feedback. I have added a few more to the series, some from after 9/11.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • Ann Rodriquez
    Ann Rodriquezabout 5 years ago

    This makes me sort of dizzy! :) Check out what happens when you scroll up and down real quick, just in 1/2 inch or so segments. Whoa. :) Seems like a mind game. :) Very cool in itself, and also a very powerful image because of the subject and all that it represents. Great job, Mark.

  • I love the moire effect with all the lines. It is cool zooming in and out on it too. Like I told Elizabeth it is one of my all time favorite photos.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesabout 5 years ago

    Thanks for the reminder, they were a testament to man’s creativity. It just amazes me how many years they took to build and how many seconds it took to destroy them.

  • elisab
    elisababout 5 years ago

    What a wonderful shot. So touching to see this image.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    great work!

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 5 years ago

    well done…..

  • ronda chatelle
    ronda chatelleabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks for the feature. I really appreciate the honor.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot.

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyabout 5 years ago

    Wonderfull shot. A sad reminder of one of the horrors of history.

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