Nine years have passed since the September 11, 2001 attacks at the Pentagon and World Trade Center, and New York City is again preparing for the anniversary. To mark the occasion, we assembled a gallery with a forward-looking approach. Many of the images here focus on efforts to memorialize the event, including the ongoing work to build a museum and memorial garden on Ground Zero; the latter is set to open on the tenth anniversary next year.
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“There are two priorities that we have. Number one is to build something that will give the families a place to remember their loved ones, but for all the rest of us, freedom-loving peoples, not just New Yorkers, not just Americans, but people around the world, tell the message to our children and grandchildren.” (New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in remarks about the 9/11 memorial garden and museum, delivered on Sept. 7, 2010, at 7 World Trade Center)