The World Trade Center and St. Paul's Chapel in Downtown Manhattan
|The World Trade Center right after its completion in 1973. That is St. Paul's Chapel in front of them.|
|The same angle view of St. Paul's Chapel from Park Row in 1831.|
|St. Paul's Chapel in 1907 from a slightly different angle. As can be seen, there wasn't much of note behind it to the west.|
|Working in St. Paul’s churchyard following Sept 11, 2001 (FEMA).|
|An aerial view shows how close the destroyed buildings were to St. Paul's Chapel (New York City Cemetery Project).|
|View of Trinity Church in July 2018 (Google Street View).|
I hope you enjoyed this entry in our "the more things change, the more they stay the same" series. St. Paul's Chapel of Trinity Church is the true center of gravity of lower Manhattan and the other buildings come and go around it. Please visit some of the other entries in this series to see other examples of how the city has evolved over time!