New York City commemorated the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Wednesday night, powering on nearly 100 7,000-watt xenon bulbs to illuminate into the sky two beams indicating where the Twin Towers once stood.
The powerful scene was captured by multiple photographers,including Recode editor Anthony Quintano. “Even though I did not know anyone that was killed in these attacks, being a New Yorker and living through these attacks has made me feel as if I did lose someone. The tribute in light has always brought tears to my eyes around this time of year and being a photographer I feel the need to express my emotion and pay my respects through my work.”
We hope that you enjoy these beautiful images as we commemorate the 13th anniversary of 9/11.