This weekend marks the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that changed the Crescent City forever. This week, nola.com published a remarkable series of photos that resulted from a project by staff photographer Ted Jackson. Jackson took iconic photos from the storm and its aftermath and combined them with present day photographs from exactly the same vantage point. The result is a sobering reminder of just how far we've come in the past nine years. Although our city still has work to do, New Orleans is once again a vibrant and thriving community situated in the heart of the gulf coast, and these photographs show how hard work and a deep love for our city have resulted in a remarkable rebuilding and rebirth. View his photos here and read about the photographer's efforts to capture just the right present day photos.