Iconic 9/11 photos: Where are they now?

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USA Today Network looks at the current lives of other individuals captured in seminal photos from that time.

Andrew Card

In this September 11, 2001 file photo, President Bush's Chief of Staff Andy Card whispers into the ear of the President to give him word of the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Photo: Doug Mills, AP

In this September 11, 2001 file photo, President Bush’s Chief of Staff Andy Card whispers into the ear of the President to give him word of the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. Photo: Doug Mills, AP

THEN: White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispers in President George W. Bush’s ear that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Bush was visiting Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., the morning of the attacks.

NOW: Card held his chief of staff position for six years. In 2011, he was elected dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Today he serves as president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H.

Bob Beckwith

President Bush stands with firefighter Bob Beckwith in front of the World Trade Center during a tour of the devastation, Friday, September 14, 2001. Photo: Doug Mills, AP

President Bush stands with firefighter Bob Beckwith in front of the World Trade Center during a tour of the devastation, Friday, September 14, 2001. Photo: Doug Mills, AP

THEN: Bob Beckwith, a retired New York City Fire Department firefighter, was helping out with rescue efforts when President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero in New York on September 14, 2001. Beckwith tested the remnants of a burned firetruck to make sure it was safe for the president to stand on. When the president climbed up to address the public, he asked Beckwith to stay and stand with him.

NOW: Beckwith lives on Long Island and actively volunteers with the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. The helmet he wore in the photograph is on display at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Read More »

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The Associated Press to move to new NYC headquarters near World Trade Center site in 2017

David B. Caruso Associated Press

The Associated Press plans to move its global headquarters from Manhattan’s far west side to a smaller space across the street from the World Trade Center site, the news cooperative’s president said Wednesday.

The move, planned for early 2017, would bring the AP to 200 Liberty St, which is across the street from the September 11 memorial. At the time of the 9/11 attacks, the building was known as One World Financial Center.

“I think this is a very positive development for AP and for AP’s employees,” said Gary Pruitt, AP president and CEO. Read More »

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There’s a Leak at World Trade Center Feared to Be in River Wall: Sources

Murray Weiss DNA Info

An underground leak has been discovered within the World Trade Center complex — and officials fear the seepage may be coming from the slurry wall that separates the newly rebuilt Ground Zero site from the Hudson River, DNAinfo New York has learned.

Workers began to hear the sound of rushing water behind the walls of lower concourses of the complex within the last two weeks, according to sources.

The discovery prompted the Port Authority to quietly call in engineering and construction experts to try to identify its cause, sources said. Read More »

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