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Associated Press's Snapshots

  1. VEHICLE SECURITY CENTER

    Snapshot Title: VEHICLE SECURITY CENTER
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    The foundations are being installed for the Vehicle Security Center. When completed, it well provide security screening of trucks, buses and cars that enter the site. (Associated Press/Mark Lennihan)



  2. CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

    Snapshot Title: CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Tens of thousands of construction-related jobs have been financed by the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. (Associated Press/Mark Lennihan)



  3. 1 WORLD TRADE CENER

    Snapshot Title: 1 WORLD TRADE CENER
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    The construction of 1 World Trade Center, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, has reached the 80th floor. When it tops out at 104 floors and a communications antennae is added, it will reach 1776 fee...



  4. 2 WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

    Snapshot Title: 2 WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    The World Financial Center is a series of buildings bordered on the east by the World Trade Center and on the west by the Hudson River. It was also badly damaged in the September 11, 2001 attacks but ...



  5. THE BATHTUB

    Snapshot Title: THE BATHTUB
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    The 16 acre (65,000 square meters) World Trade Center site is protected with a subterranean reinforced concrete wall forming a "bathtub" that prevents the intrusion of water from the Hudson River. (As...



  6. THE NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MUSEUM

    Snapshot Title: THE NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MUSEUM
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    The pavilion entrance to the National September 11 Museum is designed by architect Craig Dykers. The entrance will showcase surviving tridents from the original World Trade Center towers. The majority...



  7. FORMER DEUTSCHE BANK BUILDING

    Snapshot Title: FORMER DEUTSCHE BANK BUILDING
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    The site of the former Deutsche Bank building is being cleared of debris below ground. Heavily damaged in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the structure was condemned but remained standing until its dec...



  8. OAK TREES

    Snapshot Title: OAK TREES
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Two hundred twenty swamp white oak trees will surround the plaza and memorial waterfalls of the National September 11 Memorial. (Associated Press/Mark Lennihan)



  9. 4 WORLD TRADE CENTER

    Snapshot Title: 4 WORLD TRADE CENTER
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Associated Press Ground Zero Gigapan
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    4 World Trade Center, designed by the Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, is being developed by Silverstein Properties. Scheduled to open in 2013, at 72 floors it will be the smallest of the four towers...



  10. Joplin High School

    Snapshot Title: Joplin High School
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Joplin, Missouri (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    The Gigapan snapshot shows the devastated Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri. An EF5 tornado devastated the city Sunday May 22. (Associated Press/MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company)



  11. South Middle School

    Snapshot Title: South Middle School
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Joplin, Missouri (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    This Gigapan snapshot shows what's left of South Middle School in Joplin, Missouri after an EF5 tornado ripped through the town Sunday May, 22. (Associated Press/MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company)



  12. St. Mary's Elementary School

    Snapshot Title: St. Mary's Elementary School
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Joplin, Missouri (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    This Gigapan snapshot shows what's left of the elementary school in Joplin, Missouri. (Associated Press/MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company)



  13. St. John's Regional Medical Center

    Snapshot Title: St. John's Regional Medical Center
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Joplin, Missouri (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    This hospital in Joplin, Missouri was destroyed by an EF5 tornado. (Associated Press/MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company)



  14. Cunningham Park

    Snapshot Title: Cunningham Park
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Joplin, Missouri (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    This Gigapan snapshot shows destruction throughout the park. (Associated Press/MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company)



  15. Abandoned car (AP)

    Snapshot Title: Abandoned car (AP)
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: 110404 Rikuzentaka 03-J
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Abandoned car in in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan,



  16. Damaged home (AP)

    Snapshot Title: Damaged home (AP)
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: 110404 Rikuzentaka 03-J
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Scene showing damaged home in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.



  17. Twister metals

    Snapshot Title: Twister metals
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A rust-laden twisted framework is all that is left from a building affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.



  18. Upside down vehicle

    Snapshot Title: Upside down vehicle
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Upended wheels from a vehicle can be seen in the middle of the destrcution in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.



  19. Ship ashore

    Snapshot Title: Ship ashore
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A cargo ship can be seen in the middle of the rubble following last month's earthquake and tsunami in the Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.



  20. Boat ashore

    Snapshot Title: Boat ashore
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A boat is seen ashore in the middle of the rubble following last month's earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan in this photo taken on March 30, 2011.



  21. Truck driver

    Snapshot Title: Truck driver
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A truck driver maneuvers along scene of desctruction in Kesennuma, in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan on March 30, 2011.



  22. Man drives van in rubble

    Snapshot Title: Man drives van in rubble
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A driver can be seen inside a van as it makes its way through a maze of destruction in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan on March 30, 2011.



  23. Picking up the pieces

    Snapshot Title: Picking up the pieces
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Onagawa, Japan destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    People are seen sifting through the rubble as dump trucks carry away debris from a devastated Onagawa, Japan, Friday March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



  24. Looking at what's left

    Snapshot Title: Looking at what's left
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Onagawa, Japan destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    People walk down a cleared road, possibly in search of others or belongings in what remains of a destroyed Onagawa, Japan, Friday March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



  25. Safety on higher ground

    Snapshot Title: Safety on higher ground
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Onagawa, Japan destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A few feet can make all the difference. In this GigaPan snapshot, houses located up on a hill in Onagawa, Japan, appear intact and those at the foot of the hill were destroyed. Friday March 25, 2011 (...



  26. Car on rooftop

    Snapshot Title: Car on rooftop
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Onagawa, Japan destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Cars, like the one seen in this GigaPan snapshot, washed up on the roof of a 3-story building in the devastated city of Onagawa, Japan, Friday March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Date Taken: Marc...



  27. Overpass remains amid rubble

    Snapshot Title: Overpass remains amid rubble
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    An overpass stands over a destroyed highway in Rikuzentakata, Iwate, northern Japan, in this panorama taken on March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



  28. Person at ruined crossroads

    Snapshot Title: Person at ruined crossroads
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A solitary figure stands in an intersection with flattened buildings on all sides, in this panorama from Rikuzentakata, Iwate, northern Japan taken on March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



  29. Partially submerged van

    Snapshot Title: Partially submerged van
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A van has been washed into the water by the tsunami, in this picture of Rikuzentakata, Iwate, northern Japan taken on March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



  30. Destroyed buildings

    Snapshot Title: Destroyed buildings
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Exposed mangled buildings can be seen in this panorama taken on Wednesday from the Rikuzentakata, Iwate, northern Japan on March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



  31. Flattened homes

    Snapshot Title: Flattened homes
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, destroyed by tsunami (AP)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Debris litter this section of the tsunami-destroyed town of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan in this panorama taken on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



  32. Ships washed ashore

    Snapshot Title: Ships washed ashore
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Wakabayashi ward, Sendai after Japanese earthquake and tsunami (AP/GSI)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Boats of various sizes washed inland in Sendai after the March 11 tsunami, in this March 16, 2011 image.



  33. Damaged Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Damaged Bridge
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Wakabayashi ward, Sendai after Japanese earthquake and tsunami (AP/GSI)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    A bridge near the town of Sendai, Japan, with the road destroyed on each end, in a photo taken March 16, 2011



  34. A city block washed off its foundations

    Snapshot Title: A city block washed off its foundations
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Sendai airport after Japanese earthquake and tsunami (AP/GSI)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Hundreds of homes near the shoreline, most of entire blocks, washed away in the March 11 tsunami, in this photo taken on March 16, 2011.



  35. Cars in the runway at Sendai Airport

    Snapshot Title: Cars in the runway at Sendai Airport
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Sendai airport after Japanese earthquake and tsunami (AP/GSI)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Dozens of cars washed into the runway by the March 11 tsunami, in this photo taken on March 16, 2011.



  36. Fields

    Snapshot Title: Fields
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Wakabayashi ward, Sendai after Japanese earthquake and tsunami (AP/GSI)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Damaged homes can be seen in the fields in Sendai after the earthquake and tsunami hit last Friday in this photo taken on March 16, 2011.



  37. Sendai

    Snapshot Title: Sendai
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Wakabayashi ward, Sendai after Japanese earthquake and tsunami (AP/GSI)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Outlines are all that remain on the ground after the earthquake and tsunami hit Sendai in this photo taken on March 16, 2011.



  38. Damaged homes

    Snapshot Title: Damaged homes
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Sendai airport after Japanese earthquake and tsunami (AP/GSI)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    At right, damaged homes are seen along the Natori River in Sendai in this image take on March 15, 2011.



  39. Sendai Airport in the Miyagi Prefecture

    Snapshot Title: Sendai Airport in the Miyagi Prefecture
    Taken by: Associated Press

    Image: Sendai airport after Japanese earthquake and tsunami (AP/GSI)
    Image Owner: Associated Press



    Description:

    Damage is seen along the runway of the Sendai Airport in this image taken on March 15, 2011.