These photo’s didn’t come, not surprisingly, from US media, I found them on a foreign website.
September 20, 2010, New York, New York, USA: A rare look inside the top secret New York Police Department lower Manhattan spy center, where cops monitor surveillance cameras and license plate readers around the clock. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced that subway cameras are also being monitored in the center -- officially called The Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center.
Modeled after London's "Ring of Steel," the NYPD opened its coordination center in 2008, with cops monitoring feeds from hundreds of surveillance cameras and dozens of mobile license plate readers. Plans are underway to have some 3,000 surveillance cameras and as many as 96 fixed license-plate readers feeding into the center.
The 24-hour center, based in a nondescript Broadway building, keeps tabs on high-profile terror targets such as the World Trade Center site and Wall Street. The NYPD also aims to install sensors to detect biological and radiological weapons. The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative will monitor the business district south of Canal Street.
The program is financed through some $32 million in Homeland Security funds, part of more than $77.7 million in federal funds for counterterrorism programs, overtime and training.///Ray Kelly stands next to computer screens showing coverage from surveillance cameras around the city. Credit: Timothy Fadek / Polaris