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The World Trade Center, 14 Years After

Architectural photographer Frank Ritter documents the World Trade Center every year on the anniversary of 9/11. These photo essays chronicle how spaces manifest national tragedy over time, and how architecture organizes individual and national trauma and affect.

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Since last year’s edition, One World Trade Center has opened to the public; large corporations such as Condé Nast and Morgan Stanley have populated the building.

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By next year, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will be a bustling site, connecting the 2/3, A/C/E, N/R and PATH trains from Hoboken and Newark, NJ.

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Ritter’s photos include snapshots of the One World Trade Center observation deck, a legacy of the original World Trade Center, now equipped with interactive videos, maps, and other digital media.

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