This video, made by me, a Norwegian, is a tribute to New York City, to the World Trade Center and the men and women who risk their lives to keep ours safe.
It is a historical narrative about New York City starting in the late 19th century. Certain pictures are slightly out of chronological order, to fit with the flow of the movie. 40 Wall Street and Trump Tower are the most obvious ones of these.
The pictures of buildings under construction are the actual buildings shown right afterwards. Not just generic construction sites.
The movie is about hope and perseverance and that New York will always be great, no matter what. Of course, the FDNY, PAPD and NYPD, as well as the fighting men and women overseas, also get honored.
The following events are covered:
- Pre skyscraper age and the early skyscrapers
- Statue of Liberty
- The large skyscrapers
- World Trade Center
- World Trade Center bombing
- Capture, trial and imprisonment of bomber Ramzi Yousef
- New York's great buildings
- Rescue attempts
- War in Afghanistan
- Rebuilding 7 World Trade Center
- Other post 9/11 skyscrapers
- Design and construction of the Freedom Tower
- Remembering the fallen
God bless America
February 2010: 10 000 views. Thanks to all for seeing it! Pass the link on.
May 8 2010: 720p version (*this) made and uploaded. Original version unlisted.