A flatbed trailer carrying a flag-draped steel beam, which was once part of the World Trade Center towers, leaves the work site and formally marks the end of the recovery effort at Ground Zero on May 30, 2002. The beam was taken to a Kennedy Airport hangar for storage.
When Botte was asked to pick which one of his images he would want people to see when they learned about 9/11, he selected the photograph to the left. "It has a visual impact that to this day, when I stare at it, I just don't take my eyes off it," Botte said. Credit: John Botte