These photos were taken at Ground Zero, the World Trade Center site in New
York, on September 13, 2001.
They were taken by someone named "Ed" who was allowed into the area by a member of the emergency response crew, at a time when all civilians -- including most journalists -- were forbidden to enter the area. As a result, these photos are just about the only close-ups ever taken of the World Trade Center site so soon after the 9/11 attacks.
Overview of the wreckage looking west.
Overview of the wreckage looking east.
Overview of the wreckage looking northwest.
Overview of the wreckage looking north.
A scene from inside the Bankers' Trust lobby.
The wreckage of the North Tower.
Overview of the site.
Overview of the site looking west.
View of the Bankers' Trust building.
View of the punctured Financial Center.
Another view of the punctured Financial Center.
The center of the site.
Smoke drifting over the wreckage.
More smoke drifting over the wreckage.
A surviving footbridge.
A view from street level.
Police and troops guarding the site.
Wreckage seen through plate glass.
Cranes beginning to work on the cleanup.
Another street-level scene.
Workers at Ground Zero.