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September 11, 2001 events

On September 11, 2001 at 8:46 a.m. Eastern TimeAl Qaeda suicide hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern facade of the North Tower. Seventeen minutes later, at 9:03 a.m., a second team of hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175into the South Tower, which collapsed and disintegrated at 9:59 a.m. At 10:28 a.m., the North Tower collapsed and disintegrated. At 5:20 p.m., 7 World Trade Center collapsed due to uncontrolled fires causing structural failure. 3 World Trade Center, a Mariott hotel, was destroyed during the collapse of the two towers. The three remaining buildings in the WTC plaza sustained heavy damage from debris, and were ultimately demolished.

At the time of the incident, media reports suggested that tens of thousands might have been killed in the massacre, as on any given day upwards of 50,000 people could be inside the towers. Ultimately, 2,749 death certificates were filed relating to the 9/11 attacks, as of May 23, 2007. Of these, 1,614 (59%) were identified from recovered physical remains. 343 of these deaths were New York City Firemen, 84 were Port Authority Employees, of whom 37 were Police. Another 23 were New York City Police. Of all the people who were still in the towers when they collapsed only 20 of these people were pulled out alive. Morgan Stanley was the largest tenant in the World Trade Center, with approximately 2,500 employees in the South Tower and 1,000 in the North Tower. For the following 8½ months, the World Trade Center site cleanup and recovery continued 24 hours a day and involved thousands of workers. The massive pile of debris smoked and smoldered for three months.



  • WTC, NY, NY
  • September 11, 2001

Tribute to World Trade Center Visitor Center

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Memorial to the victim of the World Trade Center.
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On January one, 2006, a memorial to the victims of the World Trade Center was opened. It was called the Tribute to the World Trade Center Visitor Center and it is located across the street from the former site of South Tower World Trade Center. I visited it on Saturday, September 13, 2008. It was packed with people, yet the place was very quite as everyone, including little children just stare silently at pictures of people who perished in the WTC.

  • New york, New York
  • 1 January 2006

How small towns across America viewed the attacks

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Editorial from small town papers
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Read some of the small town editorials from some of these newspapers. 


I predicated this to my Vet. or VSO at the R'ham Unemployment office, that this would occur at this same date. I also said to him to get in touch with t=any of his family living near there to get them out of the area.

  • Rockingham, NC
  • 8/16/2001

Contributor: chris
Created: September 12, 2008 · Modified: September 15, 2011

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