Cloud Computing: Google Maps, Street View Show Recovery Progress at 9/11 Ground Zero Site

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-09-09
 
 
 

Ground Zero

A quick search for ground zero in Google Earth returns several options related to the 9/11 site.

Ground Zero

Birds-Eye View

Here's a better aerial view of where the twin towers stood.

Birds-Eye View

From the Street

This is a street-level view of West Street along the World Trade Center site.

From the Street

Ground Zero, 2007

Here is a twilight shot of ground zero construction in 2007.

Ground Zero, 2007

Reconstruction Today

Here is the progress made in Ground zero reconstruction in 2011. The city has come under heavy criticism for how long it had taken to rebuild the site. The city has come under heavy criticism for how long it had taken to rebuild the site. According to a 2008 editorial in The New York Times: "Each piece—the five towers, a transit hub, the memorial to those who died on Sept. 11, 2001—must be constructed in complicated layers. Engineers have to wall off the water coming in from the Hudson River. They have to provide access for parking and utilities and bring old streets back to life. And each major step in this enormous urban development is emotionally charged as it is, after all, the site of the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor.

Reconstruction Today

American Flag

The American flag flies over the site as a sign of respect for the dead.

American Flag

Ground Zero Museum

Located at 420 West 14th St., the Ground Zero Museum Workshop offers mementoes of the tragedy.

Ground Zero Museum

Inside

Here is an inside view of the small, but emotionally charged museum.

Inside

Church Street

This is a street-level view from Church Street.

Church Street

Ground Zero Returns to Life

Once the scene of catastrophic destruction, people are seen here going about their business alongside the World Trade Center construction site on Church Street.

Ground Zero Returns to Life

Remembering the Twin Towers

This is how we'd like to remember the twin towers, with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor beyond.

Remembering the Twin Towers

Ground Zero Tours

For those who do want to make a visit to ground zero in person, here is information on how to tour the site.

Ground Zero Tours

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