KOMMONSENTSJANE – 9/11 FALLING MAN NEVER IDENTIFIED. HE WAS A VICTIM OF THE TERRORISTS WHO ARE AMONG US.

https://time.com/4453467/911-september-11-falling-man-photo


The Story Behind the Haunting 9/11 Photo of a Man Falling From the Twin Towers


BY TIME PHOTO SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 5:00 AM EDT

The most widely seen images from 9/11 are of planes and towers, not people. Falling Man is different.

The photo, taken by Richard Drew in the moments after the September 11, 2001, attacks, is one man’s distinct escape from the collapsing buildings, a symbol of individuality against the backdrop of faceless skyscrapers. On a day of mass tragedy, Falling Man is one of the only widely seen pictures that shows someone dying.

The photo was published in newspapers around the U.S. in the days after the attacks, but backlash from readers forced it into temporary obscurity. It can be a difficult image to process, the man perfectly bisecting the iconic towers as he darts toward the earth like an arrow.

Falling Man’s identity is still unknown, but he is believed to have been an employee at the Windows on the World restaurant, which sat atop the north tower. The true power of Falling Man, however, is less about who its subject was and more about what he became: a makeshift Unknown Soldier in an often unknown and uncertain war, suspended forever in history.

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Isn’t it strange that we can find out so much; but, yet, this man’s identify hasn’t been brought forward. Why not? There is no shame – would you want to burn up or be identified on the side walk of New York?

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Enjoys sports and all kinds of music, especially dance music. Playing the keyboard and piano are favorites. Family and friends are very important.
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