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Remembering 9/11 over the last 15 years in photos

Time has passed, but our thoughts and memories from 9/11 certainly have not. Remember the fallen with these photos.

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It's been 15 years since New York’s Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. While time has passed, our thoughts and memories from the unimaginable day certainly have not. New York and our stunning NYC skyline have come a long way since 2001, with the addition of the beautiful One World Trade Center, as well as new New York attractions such as the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. To remember the fearless firefighters, officers and victims who lost their lives during this horrific act of terrorism, we honor not only them, but this spectacular city with a slideshow of New York's progression over the last 15 years. We think you’ll agree that it is quite symbolic that the photos we found were all taken from different perspectives. Much like our own stories from 9/11, each experience and memory comes from a different point of view. But, as New Yorkers, Americans and the country as a whole, we all share one common ground; we will always remember and we will never forget.

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Photograph: JEFF PAPPAS/REX/Shutterstock
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September 11, 2001, The World Trade Center burning after being struck.

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September 11, 2001, First responders at Ground Zero.

Photograph: W. Bush Pres./REX/Shutterstock
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September 11, 2001, President Bush gathers information about the terrorist attack from a classroom.

Photograph: NYPD/REX/Shutterstock
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September 11, 2001

Photograph: Steve Wood/REX/Shutterstock
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September 11, 2001, New York Fire Department dampening fires around the World Trade Center.

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September 20, 2001, Workers search through the debris at Ground Zero World Trade Center.

Photograph: Erik C Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock
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August 17, 2006, World Trade Center Memorial construction begins.

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/FaceMePLS
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Photograph: REX/Shutterstock
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Photograph: Mark Bannister/REX/Shutterstock
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June 29, 2005, Rendering of the Freedom Tower is released.

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April 2006, Construction on One World Trade begins.

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September 2012, One World Trade Center is shown under new illumination upon the completion of 64 floors.

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October 2012, Progress is made on One World Trade Center.

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March 2013, One World Trade Center nears completion.

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2010, Tributes In Light

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2010, Tributes In Light

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2013, The construction of One World Trade is completed.

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May 2015, One World Observatory opens to the public.

Photograph: Filip Wolak
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May 2015, One World Observatory opens to the public.

Photograph: Filip Wolak
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May 2015, One World Observatory opens to the public.

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