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9/11, 15th anniversary

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others.

Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers (United Airlines and American Airlines)—all of which departed from airports on the northeastern United States bound for California—were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists, losing one of their passports in the WTC area. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed, with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, leading to a partial collapse of the building’s western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, initially was steered toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. It was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respective.

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

Voice of America (blog) – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
Sunday is September 11. It is the 15th anniversary of the day thousands of people were killed in a terrorist attack in the United States. Early that morning, two airplanes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. All the

What New York’s World Trade Center looked like before 9/11

Quartz – ‎15 hours ago‎
The first time I saw New York’s World Trade Center, the towers were already in flames. I was nine years old and watching live TV from home in Hong Kong on Sept. 11, 2001. My parents and I had just come back from roller skating in the park. “The

Remembering 9/11 in Pictures on the 15th Anniversary

National Geographic – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
Seen in May 2014, the new One World Trade Center rises above New York City, just steps from Ground Zero. Photograph by Spencer Platt, Getty Images. Terror on the Ground. At 9:03 a.m. ET, United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center’s …

Looking back: 15 iconic images from 9/11 and its aftermath

AOL News – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
Fifteen years have passed since the attacks of September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 people and forever altered the world as we knew it. From the instant President George W. Bush was informed of the attacks to the raising of the American flag by

The Twin Towers Went Down 15 Years Ago. Here’s How You Can Remember Them.

Thrillist – ‎14 hours ago‎
If you’ve visited or lived in New York City for any amount of time in the last 15 years, the wake of theSeptember 11 attacks has been inescapable. More police patrol the streets, airport security lines are longer, and new skyscrapers shoot into the sky.

Donald Trump’s complicated and controversial history with 9/11

AOL News – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
Two days after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, a reserved and calm Donald Trump was asked in an interview to explain how it was possible that “two Boeing planes would be able to destroy the Twin Towers?” Without hesitation, the billionaire …

A New York Cop Remembers 9/11, Worries About Another Attack

ABC News – ‎13 hours ago‎
Rescue workers survey the damage to the World Trade Center in New York City in this photo taken on Set. 11, 2001. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center which were struck by hijacked airplanes collapsed on that day claiming 2,753 lives. September …

US returns to 1 World Trade Center 15 years after attacks

AOL News – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. federal government on Friday marked its return to the rebuilt 1 World Trade Center, moving its New York City offices back to Lower Manhattan 15 years after the Sept.11 attacks that had reduced the site to rubble.

The Healing Power of Rebuilding the World Trade Center

TIME – ‎14 hours ago‎
On this 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, I am more keenly aware than ever of the recovery that has taken place downtown. The more I examine the seven structures that have emerged in the intervening years, the more clearly I see that they are

At the Center of the Devastation A Journalist in Times Square Where Were You on September 11, 2001?

The Atlantic – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
Everyone seems have their own story of the 9/11 attacks, and I recently asked readers to share theirs to mark the 15th anniversary. I got responses from people who on that day were all over the world: in New York and nearby, in DC, elsewhere in the U.S

Remembering Sept. 11, 15 years later

WTOP – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. This collection of photos is in remembrance of the tragedy and the events that followed. In this 1990 photo is the New York City skyline with World Trade Center’s twin towers in the

Fifteen years on, 9/11 seared into New York history

The Times of Israel – ‎5 hours ago‎
Family members of fallen officers watch a procession in Lower Manhattan to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the police officers who were killed during and after the event, on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty …

Village View: Reflections 15 years after Sept. 11, 2001

Main Line – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
In times of overwhelming sorrow, poetry always seems to offer some words of comfort. I have been thinking, as we approached the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, of Emily Dickinson’s poem, “because I could not stop for death/he kindly stopped for me…”

Editorial: Terror as a state of mind

Albany Times Union – ‎5 hours ago‎
(FILES) This file photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows rescue workers surveying damage to the World Trade Center in New York. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center which were struck by hijacked airplanes collapsed on that day claiming 2,753 …

9/11: Fifteen Years On

The Maritime Executive – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
On September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden and Al Qaida attacked the World Trade Center in New York City and the U.S. Pentagon in Washington D.C. These horrific events were documented as they unfolded and are the most watched tragedies in history.

9/11: A Brief History Of The World Trade Center In Film (Videos)

TheWrap – ‎5 hours ago‎
Before its tragic destruction in the September 11 attacks, the World Trade Center’s status as one of the most recognizable buildings in New York City made it a frequent shooting spot for movies filmed in the Big Apple. Here’s a look back at the WTC’s …

Remembering 9/11: dramatic before-and-after images

CTV News – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
To mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, CTVNews.ca has put together a selection of some of the most dramatic before-and-after photos showing what New York was able to build over the years from the rubble of Ground Zero and …

Unforgettable images from September 2001

Lansing State Journal – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
Local Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies, events. Local Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies, eventsHere are several events remembering the events of September 11, 2001. Local; 2 hours, 28 minutes ago · Michigan. Supreme Court green lights straight-party voting in …

Never take life for granted: 15 years after 9/11

Pacific Daily News – ‎15 hours ago‎
It was unfathomable not to see “my” two towers as I walked down south on Fifth Avenue every morning. On clear, beautiful days, I could see every detail of the buildings, and the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 was one such day. It’s also a day I’ll never forget.

Here’s what Lower Manhattan looks like, 15 years since 9/11

Irish Independent – ‎21 hours ago‎
NEW YORK: in The Statue of Liberty stands in the foreground as Lower Manhattan is 19 NEW YORK: in The Statue of Liberty stands in the foreground as Lower Manhattan is viewed at dusk, September 8, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty …

5 Tips to Save While Touring the World Trade Center Site

Money Magazine – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, along with a more uplifting milestone: It’s the 5th anniversary of the National September 11 Memorial. The Memorial Park and the Museum (which opened in May 2014) are among the most popular …

Unthinkable horror of 9/11 not dimmed with time

Colorado Springs Gazette – ‎2 hours ago‎
I wouldn’t cover another Broncos game until Sept. 23 in Phoenix. Between Broncos games, I wrote 11 columns in Denver, on an airplane and in New York City about the disastrous, devastating, disturbing events of Sept. 11, 2001. At 6 a.m. Eastern, the

Sorrow, selfies compete at New York’s 9/11 memorial 15 years on

Metro.us – ‎11 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The memorial in New York City at the site where the Twin Towers fell in theSept. 11 attacks 15 years ago straddles two worlds: one of the living and one of the dead. A marker for where more than 2,600 people were killed, it

Fifteen years on: the Bristol people who witnessed the horrors of 9/11

Bristol Post – ‎10 hours ago‎
This weekend the world will stop to look back at the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, on the 15th anniversary of the attack on New York. For all those of us who lived through that day, September 11, 2001, is a day that we will never forget. Like

Opinion: Fifteen years after 9/11, let’s avoid policies that would give terrorists a victory

Montreal Gazette – ‎Sep 8, 2016‎
(FILES) This file photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows a hijacked commercial plane approaching the World Trade Center shortly before crashing into the landmark skyscraper in New York. The Twin Towers collapsed later on that day. September 11 …

15 years later, 9/11 memories resonate

The Philadelphia Tribune – ‎13 hours ago‎
On the morning of September 11, 2001, four passenger airliners were hijacked for use in coordinated terrorist attacks on the United States. Two of the planes crashed into the North and South towers of New York City’s World Trade Center resulting in the …

Lower Manhattan reborn 15 years after 9/11

azcentral.com – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
NEW YORK – Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn. The revitalization of the city’s downtown, powered by $30 billion in government and private investment, includes not just the reconstruction of the World Trade

What the West got wrong after 9/11

Thanh Nien Daily – ‎16 hours ago‎
The death of almost 3,000 people on 9/11, however, left U.S. intelligence and military chiefs feeling blindsided. Having failed to prevent the attack – or even predict one of such scale – they abruptly revised many of their expectations. “9/11 was seen

New York’s skyline, destroyed on 9/11, has not been repaired

New York Daily News – ‎Sep 9, 2016‎
As we mourn the losses of 15 years ago this Sept. 11, it certainly doesn’t help that New York’s iconic Lower Manhattan skyline is a generic disappointment. Just look at the picture on top of this page. If you glanced quickly, you’d think you were

In the Nation’s Capital Across the Street From the World Trade Center At the Center of the Devastation A Journalist

The Atlantic – ‎15 hours ago‎
On September 11, 2001, I was 7 years old, and my second-grade teacher called a class meeting to explain that two airplanes had hit the twin towers in New York City, about 25 miles from where we were in northern New Jersey. I remember raising my hand …
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