A smartphone app currently in the works will offer a view of the New York City skyline as it once was. The app will tell you how to aim your phone toward Ground Zero; it then superimposes an image of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center as they looked before the 9/11 attacks, FastCoDesign reports. Once you have your image, the app will allow you to share your thoughts with others via a personal story. The program, which will be free on iPhone, is the work of lifelong New Yorker Brian August.
“It occurred to me that there are going to be a whole generation of people growing up and people who never visited New York who will have no conception whatsoever of how big the towers were, how beautiful they were, and how iconic they were, and how many different vantage points there were where you could see them,” he says. Using the Kickstarter crowd-funding site, he’s raised more than $25,000 to work on the project, called 110 Stories. He aims to release the program in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.