Three and a half miles north of Ground Zero, the most iconic skyscraper in the world stands unscathed in midtown. Not long after this photograph was made, the towers were gone — and the Empire State Building was again, for the first time in a quarter century, the tallest building in New York City. Perhaps alone of all the images in this gallery, Marty Lederhandler’s photograph somehow evokes a peaceful and, incredibly, a hopeful response. Yes, the towers are in flames. Yes, the attacks have changed everything in ways that remain, even today, unforeseeable. And yet, here we see vast tracts of a great city unscathed, iconic structures untouched. There’s a sense here, if one looks for it, that a nation, unprepared, has taken an awful blow, and has staggered — but still stands.