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Collection of unattributed photographs of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City

Collection of unattributed photographs of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City

 
 
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Slides showing the disastrous aftermath of two airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan after being highjacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Includes the burning towers seen from uptown; the photographer's trip to the ground zero area; and the conditions north of the World Trade Center, near West Street. Also views of New York City Fire Department fire fighting and rescue operations in the areas near West Street, the Verizon Building, 7 World Trade Center, the North Bridge, the Customs House, the Winter Garden, and the American Express Tower at the World Financial Center.

On September 11, 2001, two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. 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

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01/01/2001
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No restrictions on publication. Credit line shall read "Courtesy of the Prints and Photographs Division. Library of Congress." For information see "Unattributed 9/11 Photographs" (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/297_unat.html)