With the blank slate offered by a catastrophic attack, planners, soon joined by the mayor himself, saw a chance to re-establish a great crossroads in the middle of ground zero: Fulton and Greenwich Streets, tying the second World Trade Center into the city — north, south, east and west.
Now, however, they see that vision slipping away, as security concerns trump urban planning.
Satellite radar image from the TerraSAR-X sensor of the summit of Cleveland Volcano showing the summit crater and growth of the lava dome. The summit crater is about 200 meters across. Note that satellite radar images have some inherent topographic distortion due to the manner in which they are collected. Picture Date: August 29, 2011. Credit: Dave Schneider, Zhong Lu, AVO/USGS. (via AVO)
Beautiful section of the Aleutian Islands. I’ve been lucky enough to be one of the few people to have set foot on the “Islands of the Four Mountains.”