Twelve years ago today, the lives of nearly 3,000 people came to a tragically premature end. Since then, the rubble has been cleared, the perpetrators have been caught and a new building has been erected, but for the many still mourning the loss of their loved ones, nothing built or brought to justice can replace that hollow, aching feeling that acts as their shadow each and every day. When the towers collapsed on that fateful morning in September, so too did their worlds. This 9/11 photography–no matter how hard it may be to view–encapsulates that sinking feeling of irrevocable loss:
After you see these moving photographs from September 11th, check out our other posts on the most incredible photographs of New York and amazing photos of the New York City subway in the 1980s!