(Photo © Zeeyolq's Pictures) Photographer Yoann JEZEQUEL took this photo of the construction on One World Trade Center on Dec. 2, 2011. (Photo © Bob Jagendorf) Photograph Bob Jagendorf took this photo of the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan at dusk on Jan. 20, 2013. (Photo © LucasAeon) Photographer LucasAeon took this photo on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10-year anniversary of the attacks. (Photo © Vitaliy P.) See more of the photographer’s work at facebook.com/VitaliyPiltserPhotography. Photographer Vitaliy Piltser took this photo on Nov. 2, 2012, from Brooklyn Heights and writes on Flickr: “Last night a few friends and I drove into the "I Am Legend" part of Manhattan to get a first hand account on what is happening. Just as expected, the pictures and the videos we see on the news reports do not do it justice. On the bright side, people who were out on the streets were still going about their business as best they can even in complete darkness and there was no feeling of being unsafe at any point.” (Photo © Mihai Andritoiu) Photographer Mihai Andritoiu took this photo on April 6, 2013, from Brooklyn Bridge Park. The cranes on One World Trade Center can been seen jutting out of the building in the frame’s right side. See more of Mihai Andritoiu's photography at flickr.com/ultimagaina/ (Photo © Tim Drivas) Photographer Tim Drivas took this photo of Lower Manhattan at night from Jersey City on June 26, 2013. One World Trade Center is lit in red, white and blue lights. (Photo © Andrew Mace) This photo shows the sunset over Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge on May 9, 2010. The photographer writes: “Clouds to the west blocked any sunset colors, but there was a brief moment where the sky really lit up as the sun peeked through the cloud cover and set right between two towers.” (Photo © Tony Shi) The Manhattan skyline, including One World Trade Center, on June 4, 2013, taken from Union Hill, N.J. (Photo © Daniel Wehner) Photographer Daniel Wehner took this photo of One World Trade Center on Aug. 22, 2012. (Photo © nosha) Photograph Nathan Siemers took this photo of Lower Manhattan and Battery Park on Sept. 29, 2008. One World Trade Center has yet to rise above the skyline. (Photo © STC4blues) Photographer Bill Benzon took this photo of construction at One World Trade Center on Sept. 16, 2011. (Photo © wowography.com) Photographer Tom Reese took this photo of the Lower Manhattan skyline on Oct. 18, 2012. (Photo © Tony Shi) This view, taken on June 25, 2013, shows construction of the memorial site and the lower portions of One World Trade Center in the upper left of the frame. (Photo © Tony Shi) One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet tall and 104 stories. This photo was taken on June 25, 2013, from the 46th-floor deck of 4 WTC.
The most physical evidence of Lower Manhattan’s rebirth in the dozen years since the 9/11 attacks is One World Trade Center, often called the Freedom Tower, which rises 104 stories and 1,776 feet above a 16-acre site in the Financial District. It will be completed in early 2014. These photos, taken by Flickr photographers, show the skyline at different phases of construction.
Photos for this gallery are provided by the following photographers. Visit their Flickr pages for more photos: Vitaliy Piltser, Zeeyolq's Pictures, Tony Shi, LucasAeon, Tim Drivas, Mihai Andritoiu, Nathan Siemers, Andrew Mace, Tom Reese, Bob Jagendorf and Daniel Wehner. Also see: The story behind amazing WTC photos