The first picture below was taken in the summer of 1998 on the roof of my
old building in the Village. The world trade center is in the background. Also
note the mural of the "circle of dancing cats" to her right. This was donated
by a local artist who painted two series of cat pictures over a period of a
few years. As you'll see in the after picture below (taken on 9/11), its now
unfortunately covered with an ad. Note that the number 7 building is still
standing in the picture below; it collapsed shortly after the picture was taken.