Getty photographer Mario Tama’s panoramic images of the reconstruction site in New York City.
A construction worker smokes a cigar on Liberty Street during his lunch break across the street from the World Trade Center site in New York City. More than 2,700 people were killed when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 10 years after the crippling attacks on Lower Manhattan, business, tourism and new construction such as One World Trade Center have rejuvenated the formerly devastated cityscape. Mario Tama/Getty Images Buy Photo