World Trade Center

It’s easy to get wrapped up with September 11. But rather than focus on the destruction, the lives lost, the lives shattered — I thought a different approach might be more apropos on this five year anniversary.

While perusing the archives of world-renown photographer, Eddie Adams, I came across some photos I hadn’t seen of the construction of the buildings. Whereas I have vivid memories of the slotted “skin” of the building sticking from the wreckage, here was the same lattice work being assembled onto the building by workmen.

As the government, land developers and families struggle to rebuild Ground Zero, here is a poignant reminder of how it started.

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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