Sunday
Nov202011

New York Times Front Page - October 22, 2001

© 2001 Raisch Studios, Mixed Media, Sharpe and Paint Marker

Monday
Nov072011

The National 9/11 Memorial Plaza - Part I

Raisch Studios @ 2011 - All Images taken on the iPhone 4

Sunday
Sep182011

Statue of Liberty mural at the Rutgers Dorms, 2001

© 2001 Raisch Studios, Top; Final Painted Mural, Below; Pre-prep Sketch

Saturday
Sep172011

1972 to 2011

Moving ahead and leaving on a higher note. The re-development of the World Trade Center is all around us. For my final 'Before and After' photographic piece, I choose my Father's 1972 image of the Towers. Then and now the project was nearing completion. I was able to re-create an image with the same feeling, Thanks Dad for taking the original.

Left Image; Left 2 World Trade Center - Right 1 World Trade Center- Right Image, Left One World Trade Center - Right Seven World Trade Center

Thursday
Sep152011

Back to the beginnings, Dad and the World Trade Center

In late 1972, My father had the unique experience of touring the World Trade Center complex while finishing construction. This September 11th, I had my Dad produce an old square format snap shot of the towers. It's a treasured photo. The trip also covered New York City's parks and green spaces, as Dad was pursuing his landscape architecture degree then. I researched and located a number of ariel photos of the progress between 1972 and 1973 to supplement Dad's photo. 

Photos; © 1972, Thomas Raisch, Above - Left WTC 2, Right WTC 1

Sunday
Sep112011

The remnants of the South Tower

Gettyimages

Sunday
Sep112011

The view from the West Side Highway

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Sunday
Sep112011

Looking north up Broadway

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Sunday
Sep112011

One World Financial Center

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Sunday
Sep112011

Flames & Progress, from Fulton Street

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Sunday
Sep112011

FDNY Engine Truck

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Sunday
Sep112011

Broadway Bike Messenger, urban memorial

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Sunday
Sep112011

Century 21 & US Post Office

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Sunday
Sep112011

Post collapse damage, surrounding structures. 

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Sunday
Sep112011

South Tower collapse

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Sunday
Sep112011

10 Years ago today, I gave blood.

Though I understand little of it was used or ultimately needed. In the end, I heard the gesture, as other fellow Americans did, more of a symbolic sacrifice for others.

Raisch Studios @ 2011, Blood Donation card from the New York Blood Center in New Brunswick, NJ

Sunday
Sep112011

September 11th, 2011

Months after the attacks, I discovered these posting south of the World Trade Center site. Frozen in time, they marked this date, 10 years ago in silent tribute. The posters themselves still were covered in a film of dust from the Towers.

Photo: @ 2002 Raisch Studios

Sunday
Sep112011

The skyline of Lower Manhattan, September 10th 2011

Photo: © 2005, 2011 Raisch Studios

Friday
Sep092011

The Dust Man image, Broadway and Park Row

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Friday
Sep092011

The faces of September 11th

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