9/11 Interactive Maps and related media

  • The 9/11 attacks were focused on New York City and Washington D.C. Roll over the maps to find out more about the buildings and see the path of Flight 93.

9/11 World Trade Center building map

New York is a center of the financial world and one of three sites affected by the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died after two hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center buildings, including the heroic New York City firefighters, police officers, EMS and Port Authority workers who raced to help those trapped in the towers with little regard for their own safety. Today, clean-up and rebuilding of the World Trade Center site is still underway.


9/11 Pentagon map

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States and was the second of three targets attacked by terrorists who hijacked several commercial airliners on September 11, 2001. Flight 77, carrying 59 people, crashed into the Pentagon killing everyone on board and more than 100 people on the ground. The Pentagon was largely rebuilt in just one year. A memorial to those who lost their lives will be dedicated on September 11, 2008.


9/11 Flight 93 flight path map

At 8:42 am on September 11, 2001, United Flight 93, carrying 37 passengers and seven crew, took off from New Jersey bound for San Francisco. According to evidence pieced together by the cockpit voice recorder and cell phone calls made by passengers, a small group of passengers and crew, after hearing of the fates of the other flights that morning, decided to rush the cockpit. Soon after, the plane--just 20 minutes flying time out of Washington, D.C.--rolled onto its back and crashed into an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.


9/11 Interactive Maps

Explore interactive maps of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the path of Flight 93 to get a complete picture of the events of September 11, 2001.

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  • Adam Shanker: Times Square
    Adam Shanker: Times Square

    Video Clip (4:05)

    Adam Shanker was filming in Times Square as events unfolded on 9/11.

    Video Clip (4:05)
  • Adam Shanker on 9/11
    Adam Shanker on 9/11

    Video Clip (2:28)

    Adam Shanker reacts to footage he captured in Times Square on 9/11.

    Video Clip (2:28)
  • Alfie Alvarado: City Hall Park
    Alfie Alvarado: City Hall Park

    Video Clip (1:37)

    Alfie Alvarez captured the evacuation of lower Manhattan from Broadway and Vesey Street.

    Video Clip (1:37)
  • Archiving the WTC
    Archiving the WTC

    Video Clip (2:43)

    A part of the World Trade Center cleanup was organizing all artifacts -- large and small -- in a place big enough to hold everything. Ultimately, the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island served as the staging are for this work; here is a glimpse of how that was done.

    Video Clip (2:43)
  • Artifacts Lost
    Artifacts Lost

    Video Clip (4:15)

    The World Trade Center was home to some significant art and cultural collections. This segment from the History special, Relics of the Rubble, recalls these lost treasures.

    Video Clip (4:15)
  • Building the Towers
    Building the Towers

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    A brief history of the conception and creation of the World Trade Center.

    Video Clip (4:10)
  • Carmen and Arturo
    Carmen and Arturo

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    Carmen and Arturo Griffith operated elevators in the twin towers and struggled to survive the events of 9/11.

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  • Caroline Dries: NYU Dorm
    Caroline Dries: NYU Dorm

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    Caroline Dries was filming from her NYU dorm at 200 Water Street as the second plane hit.

    Video Clip (3:26)
  • Caroline Dries on 9/11
    Caroline Dries on 9/11

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    Caroline Dries reacts to footage she captured from her NYU dorm on 9/11.

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  • Cheryl Dunn: Maiden Lane
    Cheryl Dunn: Maiden Lane

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    Cheryl Dunn was filming as debris cloud rushed by her apartment on Maiden Lane after the South Tower collapsed.

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Related Speeches & Audio (10)

  • CBS--One World Trade Center is Attacked
    CBS--One World Trade Center is Attacked

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    Moments after One World Trade Center is attacked. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.

    Audio Clip (1:34)
  • CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist Attack
    CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist Attack

    Audio Clip (1:33)

    The scene in downtown Manhattan after the attack on the World Trade Center. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.

    Audio Clip (1:33)
  • WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First Announcemen
    WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First Announcemen

    Audio Clip (1:41)

    First report from Washington, DC radio station, WTOP, on trouble at the Pentagon. Courtesy of WTOP Radio.

    Audio Clip (1:41)
  • WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is Hit
    WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is Hit

    Audio Clip (2:29)

    9/11 broadcast from NYC music radio station, WPLJ, after Two World Trade Center is hit. Courtesy of Scott and Todd in the Morning, 95.5 WPLJ.

    Audio Clip (2:29)
  • KQV--Terrorist Crash Shanksville, PA
    KQV--Terrorist Crash Shanksville, PA

    Audio Clip (3:20)

    9/11 broadcast from Pittsburgh radio station, KQV on terrorist crash in Shanksville, PA. Courtesy of KQV Newsradio.

    Audio Clip (3:20)
  • CBS--After North Tower Collapse
    CBS--After North Tower Collapse

    Audio Clip (2:34)

    Running for safety after One World Trade Center's collapse. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.

    Audio Clip (2:34)
  • CBS--World Trade Center After Attacks
    CBS--World Trade Center After Attacks

    Audio Clip (0:53)

    Chaos and confusion at the World Trade Center after the attacks. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.

    Audio Clip (0:53)
  • WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist Attack
    WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist Attack

    Audio Clip (0:57)

    Washington, DC on 9/11, courtesy of WTOP Radio.

    Audio Clip (0:57)
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