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.
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.
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.
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 SquareVideo Clip (4:05)
Video Clip (4:05)
Adam Shanker was filming in Times Square as events unfolded on 9/11.
Adam Shanker on 9/11
Adam Shanker on 9/11Video Clip (2:28)
Video Clip (2:28)
Adam Shanker reacts to footage he captured in Times Square on 9/11.
Alfie Alvarado: City Hall Park
Alfie Alvarado: City Hall ParkVideo Clip (1:37)
Video Clip (1:37)
Alfie Alvarez captured the evacuation of lower Manhattan from Broadway and Vesey Street.
Archiving the WTC
Archiving the WTCVideo Clip (2:43)
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.
Artifacts LostVideo Clip (4:15)
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.
Building the Towers
Building the TowersVideo Clip (4:10)
Video Clip (4:10)
A brief history of the conception and creation of the World Trade Center.
Carmen and Arturo
Carmen and ArturoVideo Clip (4:27)
Video Clip (4:27)
Carmen and Arturo Griffith operated elevators in the twin towers and struggled to survive the events of 9/11.
Caroline Dries: NYU Dorm
Caroline Dries: NYU DormVideo Clip (3:26)
Video Clip (3:26)
Caroline Dries was filming from her NYU dorm at 200 Water Street as the second plane hit.
Caroline Dries on 9/11
Caroline Dries on 9/11Video Clip (2:29)
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Caroline Dries reacts to footage she captured from her NYU dorm on 9/11.
Cheryl Dunn: Maiden Lane
Cheryl Dunn: Maiden LaneVideo Clip (2:38)
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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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CBS--One World Trade Center is Attacked
CBS--One World Trade Center is AttackedAudio Clip (1:34)
Audio Clip (1:34)
Moments after One World Trade Center is attacked. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist Attack
CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist AttackAudio Clip (1:33)
Audio Clip (1:33)
The scene in downtown Manhattan after the attack on the World Trade Center. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First Announcemen
WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First AnnouncemenAudio Clip (1:41)
Audio Clip (1:41)
First report from Washington, DC radio station, WTOP, on trouble at the Pentagon. Courtesy of WTOP Radio.
WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is Hit
WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is HitAudio Clip (2:29)
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.
KQV--Terrorist Crash Shanksville, PA
KQV--Terrorist Crash Shanksville, PAAudio Clip (3:20)
Audio Clip (3:20)
9/11 broadcast from Pittsburgh radio station, KQV on terrorist crash in Shanksville, PA. Courtesy of KQV Newsradio.
CBS--After North Tower Collapse
CBS--After North Tower CollapseAudio Clip (2:34)
Audio Clip (2:34)
Running for safety after One World Trade Center's collapse. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
CBS--World Trade Center After Attacks
CBS--World Trade Center After AttacksAudio Clip (0:53)
Audio Clip (0:53)
Chaos and confusion at the World Trade Center after the attacks. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist Attack
WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist AttackAudio Clip (0:57)
Audio Clip (0:57)
Washington, DC on 9/11, courtesy of WTOP Radio.
WTOP--Washington DC and Pentagon Scene
WTOP--Washington DC and Pentagon SceneAudio Clip (0:50)
Audio Clip (0:50)
Moments after the attack on the Pentagon, courtesy of WTOP Radio.
CBS--North Tower Collapses
CBS--North Tower CollapsesAudio Clip (0:48)
Audio Clip (0:48)
One World Trade Center collapses. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
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