Photos Taken On the West Side of Manhattan the Day After Hurricane Sandy Passed Through New York City
Taken with the Canon 7D and Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L, 24-70mm f/2.8L, and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Lenses.
|By Dan at HandBDigital.com|
I realize that many out there may be tired of Hurricane Sandy stories, but given that many of us in the City and the surrounding areas are still without power, public transport and other amenities, and that the damage was quite extensive even in Lower Manhattan, I thought that I would follow up my previous post with some photos taken immediately after the storm. The damage in the West Village in no way compares with that seen elsewhere in the City, such as in Breezy Point, and our thoughts are with people in those areas.
Thank you for looking. -Dan at HandBDigital.com
|A tattered American flag flaps in the remaining winds next to the Holland Tunnel air shaft. Canon 7D with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 1/200 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 400.|
|Two SUV's submerged in a flooded garage in the West Village; several other cars were stuck inside. The entrance to the garage is approximately 200 yards from the Hudson, but water came in from both the West Side Highway (West Street) and from the garage entrance. Canon 7D with Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L, 1/40 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 800.|
|The building on 8th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets whose facade collapsed. While striking, it's quite amazing that there was not further similar damage in the area. This area remains without power, as does much of Lower Manhattan. Canon 7D with Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L, 1/320 sec. at f/7.1, ISO 500.|
|Debris and mud left on a building patio along the West Side Highway/West Street. The water rose at least a foot above this granite wall. Canon 7D with Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L, 1/100 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 400.|
|A building on West Street that had a sliding door collapse under the pressure of the rising waters; the high water mark can be seen on the glass door and the building. According to the next photo, the building had been ordered vacated the day after the storm. Canon 7D with Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L, 1/100 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 400.|
|The playground at Pier 25 was completely submerged and, according to one person who was authorized to walk the pier, suffered considerable damage, more than is apparent here. Canon 7D with Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L, 1/80 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 400.|
|The artificial turf in Pier 40 was virtually destroyed, suffering a great deal of buckling and tearing, according to one person I spoke with. Dozens of cars that were parked on the first level were also destroyed. Canon 7D with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 1/25 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 400.|
|The New York Water Taxi dock at the Christopher Street Pier/Pier 45 came off its pylons. In order to do so, the water had to have rise approximately 10 feet above the levels seen here, or about 4 or 5 feet above the railing on the pier. Canon 7D with Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L, 1/100 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 400.|