September 11, 2001
Before 9:03 a.m.
This picture was taken before September 11, 2001.
A Beautiful Sight
This beautiful pictures shows the architecture that was put into the Twin Towers.
Showing an aerial view, this is where the Twin Towers used to stand along with some other buildings.
Before The Attacks
Before the attacks, the Twin Towers stood 110 stories high, approximately 1,362 feet high.
These building were used as offices, including the Port Authority for New York City. Below was a mall and pedestrian walkway area with connections to the subway. On top of one of the towers was an observation deck and the "Windows on the World Restaurant".
World Trade Center's inside lobby.
The Retail balcony that leads to the Observation Deck.
This is a typical sized space for the office cubicles.
After 9:03 a.m.
Timeline & Facts
Here are some facts about September 11, 2001. It shows from when it started to when it was all over.
1.On September 11, 2001,at 8:45 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of fuel crashed into the North tower.
2.The impact left a burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors.
3.As the evacuation of the of the two towers got underway, television cameras broadcasted live images of what appeared to be a freak accident.
4.18 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing 767 appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center and sliced into the South Tower near the 60th floor.
5.The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and the streets below.
6.The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations.
7.Some of the terrorists had lived in the United States for more than a year and had taken flying lessons at American commercial flight schools.
8.As millions watched the events unfolding in New York, American Airlines Flight 77 circled over downtown Washington, D.C., and crashed into the west side of the Pentagon headquarters at 9:45 a.m.
10.Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.
When the first plane was about to strike the North Tower.
This shows the aftermath of plane one hitting the North Tower and it also shows the second plane fixing to hit the South Tower.
This is a picture taken right after both planes had struck the Twin Towers. You can see gaping holes in both towers.
Carefully avoiding hot materials, this search and rescue duo search through rubble.
A Helping Hand
Carrying a fellow firefighter, two firemen try to find a safe spot.
Helping carry hoses to the blazes, firefighters help each other out.
Showing the gruesome details of the attacks this picture shows the effects.
Constructing the memorial for the Twin Towers took many long days.
Sitting where the two Twin Towers stood are two square below ground waterfalls surrounded by trees.