There are countless 10th anniversary remembrances in the form of stories, recounts, songs and poems. I lack an eloquent speech or a compelling recount so instead I offer you five photos that I took of ground zero in New York City just a little over a year ago in August 2010. The photos on their own are nothing remarkable but when contrasted against recent images of the progress at ground zero they are compelling. I’ve provided a few links below offering photos of what ground zero looks like today.
For a while it seemed like progress was almost non-existent. Just a year ago it was mostly construction equipment, pipes and concrete with One World Trade only rising about 30 floors and still just a skeleton. Today ground zero is still under construction but it’s quickly shaping into a peaceful oasis in the middle of busy and hectic lower Manhattan.
A few links with more photos showing progress at ground zero in New York: