Manhattan Condos - New Developments - Conversions - Resales: NYC | September 11, 2012

NYC | September 11, 2012

A Day to Remember!

Empire State Building View

The beautiful September day today was much like the day 11 years ago. However, today I began my day at a closing that took place in an office on the 77th floor of The Empire State Building. It took a while waiting for the bank to show up with the funds but the view of Manhattan was worth the wait.

1 World Trade Center

After my closing I had to show an apartment in the Village. As I walked along Houston Street (pronouced How Stun) I saw the new Word Trade Center tower from every block I passed by looking downtown. My sense of direction is back!

1 World Trade Center -Sept 11, 2012

There it is! One World Trade Center September 11, 2012

World Trade Center Lower Manhattan

"A new tower rises above the New York Skyline... Al Quaeda is on the path to defeat... and Osama bin Laden is dead."

President Barak Obama September 6, 2012



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Comment balloon 10 commentsMitchell J Hall • September 11 2012 05:25PM


Somehow I  knew that this would be the focus of your post today, Mitchell.  You provide beautiful pics, as usual ... along with truths. "Al Quaeda is on the path to defeat... and Osama bin Laden is dead."  Thankfully ... 


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 7 years ago

Mitchell....what beautiful photos and what a beautiful tribute.  I, too, like the statement at the end.

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - about 7 years ago

I also woke up today with the thought that the weather was exactly the same 11 years ago. I remember it so well. I posted pictures on my blog of the 9/11 Memorial that they have in Eisenhower Park, E. Meadow, Long Island. It's really beautiful.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) about 7 years ago

Mitchell, I believe that this was on the minds of everyone.. and if living in NYC everything is a  constant reminder.

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 7 years ago

Nice shots, Mitchell.  I so know what you mean about sense of direction.  I get disoriented now when I'm downtown and I avoid looking up.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 7 years ago

It's good to see the new tower going up, Mitchell.  Life goes on!  But, we should also never forget this day.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 7 years ago

Good morning Mitchell. Your pictures are stunning and your reflections even better. Glad you had a really good day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 7 years ago

Gene, Barbara, Christine, Jill, Janis, Debbie, Gabe and Sheila thanks for your comments.

I hadn't been inside the Empire State Building in years. It has been totally renovated and restored to it's 1930 art deco glory. It is also now "green" and quite magnificent.

I knew it was 9/11 and I had a closing but when I arrived at the Empire State Building it really hit me. They not only wanted picture ID and my signature they took a picture of me as well. They also called up to the law firm where the closing took place to alert them I arrived in the building and I am on my way up to the 77th floor.  Later in the day seeing One World Trade Center in the distance really hit me again...we will never forget..but we came roaring back! bigger and better! and greater!

I love New York!

G-d Bless America and G-d Bless New York!

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) about 7 years ago

Mitchell   thank goodness we can look back and say we have rebuilt ..we will never forget that horrid day and the innocent people that lost their lives

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing, I bet it is even more awesome in person.

Posted by Dale Terry about 7 years ago