Work at Standard and Poor's - Day 1
September 24, 2003

On Wednesday, September 24th, 2003, I started a new job in downtown Manhattan. These photos were taken during the commute, or from the windows of my office on the 43rd floor.

Riding one of the nice new subway cars on the Lexington Avenue #5 line, about to get off at the Bowling Green station.
From the adjacent plaque:

"For three decades, this sculpture stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center. Entitled "The Sphere," it was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as a symbol of world peace. It was damaged during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but endures as an icon of hope and the indestructible spirit of this country.

The Sphere was placed here on March 11, 2002 as a temporary memorial to all who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center."

The Standard and Poor's building, 55 Water Street. 51 stories tall.
The New York harbor area, Govenors Island, and in the distance, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
Staten Island and Circle Line ferry boats, pulling into the terminal.
View to the West, towards the site of the World Trade Center (World Financial Center buildings and the Millenium Hotel are visible).
My humble cubicle area - needs a decorator's touch.
South Street Seaport, two tall ships (one is the "Peking"), and part of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Wait! What are those two limousines, pulling into the downtown Heliport?
I see, it's President George W. Bush, boarding Marine 1 for the ride back to Washington DC.
Afternoon view of downtown Brooklyn, NY. JFK airport tower might be visible just to the left.
Midtown view, to the North. Empire State building, MetLife, and the Chrysler building are in view.
Riding the Metro-North train home.
Off at the Brewster-North station, about 12 miles from home. End of day is near!