September 11 Digital Archive

Max Lais


Max Lais


A collection of personal photographs I have taken of the WTC disaster. I work for a cellular carrier in NYC and was on the roof of a building in Chelsea on the morning of the 11th. The next day I was called down to help search for people who were apparently calling for help on their cell phones from the pile. While this was fruitless (I think they were hoaxes) I spent the next few months working in the Zone taking pictures the whole time. I have sent these photos around to coworkers and friends but they are unpublished and frankly "better" than anything I have seen out there.

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