A remarkable number of photos taken by Fred W. McDarrah had the Twin Towers in the background.

McDarrah also documented the area in the 1960s, especially Radio Row, as it was being demolished to make way for the new construction.

Marty Scorsese was a graduation speaker at the May 14, 1992 ceremony in Washington Square Park, pictured here. (Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images)