In honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Village Preservation has assembled nearly 1,000 donated images documenting the World Trade Center, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and the days and weeks following September 11, 2001. We have released the collections in our historic image archive.
One of the many special collections we received was from Village resident Marjorie Zien. In the days and weeks following 9/11, she photographed the memorials in the Village, Union Square, and Washington Square Park. At these central locations, New Yorkers gathered to mourn and to show each other love and support.
The absence of the towers through the arch where they stood for nearly 30 years was a palpable absence noticed by every New Yorker.
These images remind us that 20 years later the city still remembers and comes together to support one another in the memory of those we lost.
These are just a few of the incredible images from this and other 9/11 collections in our historic image archive which we’ve shared. Explore them all, and if you have any images you would like to donate to our historic image archive, email firstname.lastname@example.org.