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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Rebirth

Ground Zero is where the World Trade Center stood before the 9/11 tragedy. At that time, I lived in the area and watched the towers crumble before my very eyes. On a trip back to New York City, I returned to these sacred grounds & captured the modern architecture that replaced metal rubble. This newly built skyscraper seemed to point to heaven in honor of thousands who lost their lives that day.

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Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Copyright: © Alexis McCombs