This map gives a bit of a sense as to the layout as the events unfolded on September 11, 2001.
[Original Caption] Ground Zero, New York City, N.Y. (Sept. 16, 2001) -- A lone fire engine at the crime scene in Manhattan where the World Trade Center collapsed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Surrounding buildings were heavily damaged by the debris and massive force of the falling twin towers. Clean-up efforts are expected to continue for months. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Eric J. TIlford. (RELEASED)
[Original caption] New York, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2001) -- A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres. (RELEASED)
This is St. Peter's Church, located at 22 Barclay Street in the Financial District, as it stood in 2008. The actual "9/11 Cross" stood on the east-facing wall but has now been transferred to the 9/11 Memorial Site.
Father Tom Colucci sits in prayer at St. Peter's Church near Ground Zero.
[Original caption] New York, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2001) -- Rescue workers conduct search and rescue attempts, descending deep into the rubble of the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson. (RELEASED)
Father Mychal Judge at an FDNY function a year or two before the events of September 11, 2001.
Of the lives that were lost -- at New York City's Engine Co. 55 firehouse in New York City. Photo by Eric Draper, Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library
Man covered with ashes assisting a woman walking and holding a particle mask to her face, following the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City. / Don Halasy
The lives of the unborn are recorded among the 2,977 who lost their lives on that day.
Members of the FDNY family march in remembrance of those whose lives were lost on September 11.
The hope of the new generations - A young girl gazes out upon the reflecting ponds at the 9/11 Memorial as she sees the names of those whose lives were claimed by the senseless acts that occurred on September 11, never to be forgotten ...