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NYC World Trade Center towers in students’ pictures

Sunday, September 11, 2011 by

Work and Travel USA student in New York on 9/11 2001 with burning Twin Towers

Student in NYC on 9/11

The Twin Towers and Manhattan in photographs of students participating in the Work & Travel USA and Au Pair USA programs. From idyllic pictures to the 9/11 day.

Don’t forget to click on the images to see their big version. Arrows for next images are then in the lower right corner.

So yes, it’s 10 years and students who were 23 and were on the program in 2001 are now 33 with kids. The day and the days after were pretty confusing. Most students actually had flight tickets home from New York, so they weren’t planning on staying there. With flights grounded for several days, and completely full for about two weeks, many had trouble finding a place to stay, to wait to be able to fly home. We were trying to assist, talking with airlines on their behalf, so it was quite nervous time even for us.

Speaking of the pics, the Twin Towers were such a symbol of New York, and in extension of America, that all students wanted pics with them to show to their friends that they were in America. We are selecting the best ones that students sent us.

And if you excuse a rant – those were the times when participants used to send us tons of photos from programs, which is why we can show you these pictures. Will we have something interesting to show from *your* summer 10 years from now?

Panorama of Manhattan as everybody knew it - by an Au Pair in 1997

Panorama of Manhattan as everybody knew it - by an Au Pair in 1997

Night Manhattan from the top of the WTC - 2000

Night Manhattan from the top of the WTC towers in 2000

Work & Travel USA student with the Twin Towers in NYC in 1998

Photo from with the Twin Towers from tour boat in 1998

Work & Travel USA student with the Twin Towers in background - 1996

Everybody who visited New York wanted a pic with the Twin Towers

Southern tip of Manhattan with the World Trade Center - 1998

Manhattan skyline 1998

Imposing Twin Towers of the New York WTC in 2000

Imposing! Click for big pic

Au Pair USA participants in New York in 1998 - Twin Towers in the background

Au Pairs in NYC in 1998

Work and Travel USA student posing with the Twin Towers in the background in 1999

"Look I was in NYC!" 1999

Work and Travel USA student on the top of WTC before 9/11 2001

2001 - just days before

The Twin Towers from an airplane in 1997 - that's how they saw them

The Twin Towers from an airplane in 1997 - That's how the terrorists saw them, they flew into them from this side

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