Cyclone 75th Anniversary/Ground Zero photos posted

Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2002 4:52 AM | Contributed by Beakersz

Beakerz Coasterz has added a wide variety of Cyclone and Coney Island 75th Anniversary photos, as well as some pictures taken at Ground Zero, where recovery efforts continue after the September 11 attacks.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 4:54 AM
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I'm still amazed that ground zero could even be cleaned up with all of that destruction. Does anyone know why they've retained so much of the sub-basements from around the towers?

It's weird, but to this day I feel guilty focusing on the desctruction of the buildings instead of the people who died in them.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 4:58 AM

I know what you mean, Jeff. I tend to focus about the towers all too much.

Nice looking pics...75 years now that the Coney Island Cyclone has been here. Wow....I hope that they will continue to take of it.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 6:56 AM

I agree Jeff. They had to keep the basement because the whole area is soft. I think it is fill. If they took the basement out, the ground would cave in and weeken the other buildings around it.

It is still hard to believe that it happened. I never realized how many movies have those towers in the skyline. I think that we need to rebuild them.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 7:48 AM

I still just can't believe that the twin towers are gone... Sad, every time. Yes, I never realized how many movies they were in either until after 9/11. I strongly hope that they're rebuilt just as before... We can't replace any of the lives lost, but we can atleast restore the skyline.

Anyway, great pics! It's nice to see something new at Coney Island!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:13 AM
I know this isn't exactly coaster related, but have any of you been to ground zero? It's absolutely incredible.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 9:25 AM
Yeah i've been there the space is freaking huge
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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 11:12 AM

Ever since the attacks I dont even like being in that area becuase it has become so deserted of all the people who use to work in the towers ,and in the area, and has just become a huge torist atraction,and thats ok I guess becuase they maybe need a better understanding of what really happened and the largness of it,but I opt not to go to groundzero for that fact that a person has to get a ticket just to see it for 6secs, I dident need a ticket to watch it out my window as Newyorker I dont need a ticket to understand what happened that day,but I do have to say they cleaned up real quick there it was like yesterday i was passing the sight a week after it happened and there was like 10floors full of twisted steel huger then any beam I have ever seen.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 12:10 PM

The thing I don't understand is this:

After the attacks, many theme park attractions were shut down and movies were shelved that had images of the towers in them. Now, my family and I went down to Disney over my winter break. When we were att eh Magic Kingdom, we went into The Timekeeper. Now, if you have't seen it, basically it's a huge Circle-Vision theater. Now, at one point in it, you are flying wayyyy up high over Manhattan. The, um, WTC are st anding right there off to the left side of the theater. Now, I didn't expect this, especially coming from a Disney attraction. Maybe they kept it there as a reminder or something for the holidays. I'm going back in a week and a half...I'll ride again and see if the scene is still in there.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002 10:58 PM
As much of a tragedy this was, I unlike all others here say the tower should not be rebuilt, I feel a monument should be placed there to the 1,500 people that died. Both civialian and New Yorks Finest, the fire department, and police that sacrificed thier lives in the line of duty to save the innocent.

But more so as a reminder that we, America, the
US of A, is not some invunerable, impenertable fortress. Like the Ego of most americans seem to think it is. It need to be a mounment, that we should not let our guard down with enemies in our mists.

Americia's attitude of supioroity, and invencibility lead to the lacks of security and mass amount of politcal red tape (ie capitolisim), that made these attacks posible.

I'm not saying the attacks were warrented in any way, but I am saying it is just as much our falut as a country that it happened in the frist place, by our bullish pride and greed more then anything.

I'm shure this will spark some flames, so falme away I'm ready for it. I live with my not so popular veiws on socity every day, so I'm ready.

Van.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 5:26 AM
Jeff's avatar

I pretty much agree with you 100% on all points, and I commend you for speaking your mind.

There are reasons that Americans aren't very well liked in other countries, but we don't bother to address that issue. What the terrorists did was inhuman and wrong, yes, but writing it off as something they did because they "hate our freedom" does little other than make us feel good about hating them. There are deeper reasons that have to be considered regarding our involvement with other nations and cultures, and until we take a harder look at that, we'll be considered an enemy by some of them.

Again, what the terrorists did was terrible beyond words, and no one should ever have to endure what happened, but let's not dishonor the dead by making the same mistakes again without serious self-evaluation.

I do agree also that, prime real estate or not, hundreds of people don't have a body or a grave for the people they lost. They need a monument.

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