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A solemn anniversary at World Trade Center

Award-winning photographer Q. Sakamaki was at the World Trade Center on Fri., Sept. 11, to document the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.

Formerly an East Villager for many years, Sakamaki now lives in Harlem.

Coming to pay respects to the flight crews who perished in the attack on Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

Since the disastrous terrorist incident, several buildings have been rebuilt at the site, including, most famously, One World Trade Center. At 1,776 feet tall, it’s the highest tower in the Western Hemisphere and the seventh tallest building in the world. The tower’s height also commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Currently, only 2 World Trade Center remains to be rebuilt.

A construction worker feels the moment on the 9/11 anniversary. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
A family member heading to the 9/11 anniversary ceremony with a photo of a loved one lost in the tragic attack nearly 20 years ago. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
A flight attendant sported 9/11 pins on her lapels. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
Motorcycle club members from Jersey City rode to the World Trade Center for the solemn anniversary. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
Emergency Service Unit police kept a watchful eye during the ceremony. E.S.U. lost 14 members in the World Trade Center attack out of 23 total lost by the New York Police Department. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
Port Authority police on detail at the Oculus on Friday, the 9/11 anniversary. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
Remembering the Twin Towers and the lives lost. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

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