Photographic Evidence of the Twin Towers' Remains
These photographs show overall views of Ground Zero, or the central portions once occupied by the Twin Towers and the four other buildings. Photographs specifically of the remains of Building 7 are listed on the Building 7 page.
- Aerial photographs
- Ground photographs
- Photographs during cleanup/excavation
- Photographs from nearby buildings
- Surrounding buildings
- Aerial photographs from NYC's OEM
- Photographs by anonymous photographer
- Analysis using this evidence
Another collection of images, the Ground Zero Archive, includes numerous photographs showing the rubble of the World Trade Center in great detail.
The following 4 sets of photos were apparently taken relatively soon after September 11th, although it could be any time within the first 100 days. Since Ground Zero was closed to people taking pictures or otherwise examining the evidence, these photographs were apparently taken by rescue and recovery workers.
Photographs During Cleanup/Excavation
Photographs From Nearby Buildings
Aerial Photos From NYC's OEM
Photographs by Anonymous Photographer (AP)
The following sets of photographs were taken by an anonymous photographer who was threatened with arrest for photographing Ground Zero. A police officer seized the photographer's digital camera and deleted the images, but the photographer was later able to restore them using Photorescue.
Analysis using this evidence
The photographs compiled here provide a partial record of the hasty "clean-up" of Ground Zero that included the removal and recycling of structural steel before FEMA's preliminary investigation was even complete.
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