In Pictures: Remembering 9/11
Commemorations and architectural transformations marking the September 11 attacks
On September 11, 2002, a year exactly since the four deadly, coordinated terrorist attacks by Islamist group Al-Qaeda on American soil, thousands gathered at Ground Zero to remember the lives lost twelve months before.
Crashing into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, the hijacked planes wrought unprecedented casualties and damage; a searing jolt through the Western world and a deep wound on the American psyche which have defined the course of the global political agenda since.
On the very day of the attacks, the mayor of New York at the time, Rudy Giuliani, declared, “We will rebuild. We’re going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again.”
Every year since, the events have been commemorated globally, with a focus on the site of the Twin Towers, which has been gradually rebuilt.
The slideshow above charts some of these events, seen through the lenses of a diverse range of Magnum photographers over the years.
These images bring subjective and personal points of view to the rebuilding of a city many Magnum members have deep bonds with and call home.
Together, they bear testimony to a changed political landscape in the wake of these events.