Senator Adams and NYS State Senate commemorates Anthony Whitaker's photograph "Steel Standing"

Eric Adams

June 12, 2012

Senator Adams is joined with photographer Anthony Whitaker, and other elected officials of the NYS Senate.  His photo, "Steel Standing" captured the World Trade Center after the devastating 911 attacks. The artist-graphic designer explains,“The physical essence was so strong, as if it was saying, ‘I am steel,’ because that’s what it was, and ‘I am standing,’ because that’s what it was doing.  So, he named it ‘Steel Standing.’ “With a click of his camera, Whitaker, a Con Edison engineer by trade, documented the World Trade Center at the nation’s crossroads of devastation and determined resolve and heroism and hell on earth."