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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Brian Richards
- Explore score
- 0.07 Gigapixels
- Date added
- March 25, 2012
- Date taken
- March 12, 2012
Nikon D300, Nikkor AF 10.5mm
- architectural, cityscapes, environmental, nature, photojournalism, virtual reality
The "Survivor Tree", a Callery pear tree, was planted on the original World Trade Center plaza in the 1970s. After 9/11 workers found the damaged tree in the wreckage, reduced to an eight foot stump. The tree was nursed back to health in a New York city park and grew to 30 feet tall. In March 2010 the tree was uprooted by severe storms, but it survived again, and was returned to the site in December 2010.
For a 360 Spherical Panoramic view see www.3dpan.org/101486
The "Survivor Tree" symbolises the power of nature and nurturing together as a living, creative and cultural response to the catastrophe.