The origins of the term ground zero began with the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Strategic Bombing Survey of the atomic attacks, released in June 1946, used the term liberally, defining it as: "the point on the ground directly beneath the point of detonation, or 'air zero.'"
Since 2001 in the United States, "Ground Zero" is generally understood to mean the site of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the September 11 attacks. In advance of the 10th anniversary of the attacks, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg urged that the "Ground Zero" moniker be retired, saying, "... the time has come to call those 16 acres what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum."
Ground Zero, in New York City, now has a Memorial and underground Museum to remember this day in history and the people that lost their lives. There are two reflecting pools located where the Twin Towers once stood. Engraved around the edges of these pools are the names of the 2,983 victims who were killed in the September 11 attacks, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Today some people visit the 9/II Memorial to pay their respect to the victims, many others to just shot selfies or have a picnic. In almost 15 years' time, the World Trade Center site has metamorphosed from disaster zone to an extra tourist attraction in New York City!
The series was realized between 2012 and 2016.