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9/11 at the World Trade Center


World Trade Center: An aerial view of the World Trade Center towers before the attacks of September 11, 2001. (Photo Credit: Henryk T. Kaiser/Monsoon/Photolibrary/Corbis)



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Planes Hitting the Towers: A series of images showing the planes hitting the towers on September 11, 2001. 



The Towers Collapse: A rescue worker helps people evacuate the World Trade Center area after the collapse of the towers. 



Destruction at the Base of the Towers: A piece of the outer frame of the building is all that is left standing in the ruined base of the World Trade Center. 



Damaged Police Car at Ground Zero: An NYPD patrol car, destroyed by falling debris from the collapse of the World Trade Center, sits amid the rubble at ground zero on the night of September 11, 2001. 



Firefighter at Ground Zero Wreckage: A firefighter uses a thermal imaging device to look for signs of life during the morning of September 12, about 24 hours after the first airplane hit the World Trade Center. 



Rescue and Recovery Efforts: MTA workers assist in rescue and recovery efforts at the site of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. 


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Office Near Ground Zero: An office space is destroyed and covered with debris from the collapse of the World Trade Center. 



Mayor Giuliani at Funeral: New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani at the funeral for New York City Fire Department Chief Peter J. Ganci. Chief Ganci, a 33-year veteran of the New York City Fire department, and its highest ranking uniformed officer, was killed during the collapse of the World Trade Center. ''


'Posters of the Missing after 9/11: In the days after 9/11 families of missing people put up thousands of posters with photos and descriptions of their loved ones. Parks like Union Square became gathering points for people to come together, share stories and lend support. ''



9/11 Victim Missing Poster: Flyer asking for help in locating Matt Heard, a missing Morgan Stanley worker, surrounded by candles at a memorial for victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. 



God Bless America: 'God Bless America' sign hung on the Brooklyn Heights promenade, which overlooks the transformed skyline of lower Manhattan. The sign is part of an impromptu memorial, one of many that sprung up in the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 



9/11 Funeral: Mourners at a funeral for one of the New York City firefighters killed on September 11, 2001.



Statue Honoring 9/11 Firefighters: A statue becomes a shrine to fallen firefighters who died during the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings. 


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Smouldering Ruins: The wreckage of the World Trade Center smoulders in this aerial view of Manhattan taken September 15, 2001. 


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Ground Zero: An aerial view of the remains of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center, eight days after they were destroyed by he terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The site soon became known as Ground Zero.



9/11 Memorial Site: Pedestrians walk past a sign announcing the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site in front of Ground Zero, in New York, August 2009. The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site will provide the public with the opportunity to learn about the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. 



Tribute in Light: One of the two Tribute in Light columns at Ground Zero, memorials to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. 

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