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My first Landmarks post looked like this.  In the past  year the skyline has acquired a new detail, 1 WTC, long-awaited and even the subject of the Port Authority’s own 1 WTC website, which solicits your fotos, snapshots-in-time of the construction.    Call this set . . . juxtaposed shipping and skyline building.

Here the cranes seem to be additional gear atop Houma‘s wheelhouse.

River Elegance, standing in here for all the shipping that moves through our port, was running circles in the Upper Bay, escorted by Jean Turecamo and (over on the starboard side) James Turecamo.

Ross Sea (ex-Normandy) light, and

with DBL 22 on the hip.

Patapsco.

Sunny Williams.  I haven’t seen Rolf in ages.

Greenland Sea.

HanJin Valencia . . . and more international container traffic passing within view of 1 WTC.

Jennifer Turecamo Turecamo Girls paces,  waiting to give its next nudge.  (eastriver . . . thanks for the correction.)

All these fotos show traffic passing within view of 1 WTC in March 2011.  I can’t exactly imagine what the building will look like in March 2012.    I think creating this visual record as witnessed from the sixth boro is important.  If you agree, consider uploading your fotos here at the PANYNJ site.  Or send them to tugster to complement what I’ll do for the foreseeable future.

Here’s Random Tugs 66.   The foto of Quenames in the Gowanus comes thanks to Vladimir Brezina, the bow of whose vessel intrudes ever so slightly into the bottom of the foto.  Doubleclick enlarges.

Eddie R of Interport Towing and Transportation steams through the harbor with 1 WTC in the background.    More 1 WTC views soon.  Eddie R‘s fleet sibling Lucinda Smith is here.

Maryland . . . northbound toward 1 WTC.

Red Hook Grain Terminal in the background, Christine M. McAllister pushes Reinauer RTC 502.

Elk River exits the east end of the KVK, with white cranes in the background at Global Terminal.

Torm Anne gets ushered in by Gramma Lee T Moran.

Ross Sea pushes a deep-loaded barge.  In the distance, a small portion of the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Farther upriver Patty Nolan finds herself alone at the dock surrounded by a thin layer of ice that

in the brackish water over in Newark Bay would not form.  That’s Port Elizabeth to the northeast.

Last shot:  a nameless pusher tug on the high and dry at an undisclosed location north of the Tappan Zee aka (but rarely) Malcolm Wilson Bridge.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp, except of course the one by Vladimir.

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