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Ground Zero Images 1-10

This is the first page of ground zero images taken by psychology professor Beverly Greene.

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Series One -- 25 Images
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1. This daytime photograph showing the few golden remnants of the outer skin from Tower 2 was taken from Broadway & Liberty Streets, facing east. Only a few construction beams, looking golden in the sunlight, are left standing.

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2. This daytime photograph showing the remains of World Trade Center Building 4 was taken from Broadway and Cortland Street, facing east. The outer walls have fallen away and only the skeletons of 7 or 8 floors reaching up from ground level remain.

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3. This is a closer view of the same daytime scene shown in the previous photograph. It shows several floors of World Trade Center Building 4, filled with ruin and sagging under the weight. Buildings 4 and 5 were not directly hit but were damaged by the impact of the falling debris from the collapse of the towers and fire.

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4. This daytime photograph shows World Trade Center Building 5 from about a block away at Broadway and Fulton Street. The outer walls have fallen away. About 7 stories remain.

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5. This daytime photograph, taken at Broadway and Liberty Street, shows the final vertical construction beams of Tower 2 being taken down by a crane. In the lower left corner of the photograph, an American flag is visible, unfurling in the breeze.

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6. This daytime photograph also shows the remains of Tower 2, but is taken at a greater distance than the prior photograph. Several members of the police and National Guard are standing guard in the foreground.

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7. This daytime photograph used a zoom-lens to show a close-up of the last vertical construction beams of the outer skin of Tower 2 being removed by a crane. Despite the appearance of the structure, what remains is still several stories high.

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8. This daytime photograph shows the same scene as photograph 5: a crane removing the remains of Tower 2. However, the camera has moved about 10 feet to the south. The American flag in the lower left corner of photograph 5 is in the lower right corner here, and another flag is visible along side it. Both flags are waving in the breeze. The green dome of 2 World Financial Center can be seen in the background.

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9. This daytime photograph, facing the same direction but having moved about 15 feet closer, shows several devastated buildings. In the foreground cranes are reaching skyward.

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10. This daytime photograph taken at Broadway & Fulton Street, facing east, shows an unobstructed view of the first 4 floors of World Trade Center Building 5. The first floor of Building 5 had formerly housed a large Borders book store, whose sign hangs over the doorway, undisturbed. An ambulance sits in front of the building.

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