During the summer, Patch began collecting readers' photos of the World Trade Center, a growing gallery in tribute to the Twin Towers.
As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks draws near, we'll be remembering New Jersey residents who died that clear September morning.
But we also wanted to pay tribute to the towers—iconic symbols of hope and prosperity—when they stood tall and proud, dominating the New York City skyline.
We asked and you delivered, sending in more than a hundred photos statewide that represent your favorite memories: the shimmering skyline at nightfall, the view from lazy, summer boat rides on the Hudson, the towers standing in the distance as everyday life—farmers' markets, picnics, Yankee games—carried on.
And then they were gone.
Here are some of those memories from readers across the state. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Add your own photos of the Twin Towers by clicking "add photos & videos" under the main picture. Don't forget to tell us where and when you snapped the shot, and your name.