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Sanctuary at Ground Zero

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Luxury Accommodations at Ground Zero
Photograph by Brian Strauss

For nine months St. Paul’s served as a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers at ground zero. Open 24/7, thousands of volunteers came from all over America to make beds, hang up notes and banners, rub aching shoulders and backs, or just to talk with the workers over a cup of coffee. “We were known as a four-star accommodation down on ground zero,” says the Reverend Lyndon Harris. “And so bologna sandwiches were never served here.”

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Digital Nikon COOLPIX 950
Card Type: MicroTech Compact Flash
Lens: Nikon WC-E24
Speed and F-Stop: 1/22 @ f/2.6
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: N/A
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special Equipment: I placed my camera on a Kaidan Kiwi Panoramic tripod and took 20 photos in a circle from the center of the church. I then took the images and stitched them together with the QuikTime VR Authoring Studio program.

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