World Trade Center Reborn: Infographic
The new World Trade Center site will include the National 9/11 Memorial Plaza and Museum and 1 WTC, soon to be the tallest building in the United States.
9/11 Attacks - 102 Minutes That Changed America
9/11 Attacks - 102 Minutes That Changed AmericaInteractive
9/11 Interactive Maps
9/11 Interactive MapsInteractive
World Trade Center Reborn: Infographic
World Trade Center Reborn: InfographicInteractive
9/11 TimelineVideo Clip (4:54)
Video Clip (4:54)
A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001.
Making the 9/11 Memorial: The Names
Making the 9/11 Memorial: The NamesVideo Clip (1:26)
Video Clip (1:26)
One of the most difficult issues to resolve in the design of the 9/11 Memorial was how to arrange the names of the victims, which are etched into the bronze parapets that ring the Memorial Pools.
Remembering 9/11: The Ground Zero Bible
Remembering 9/11: The Ground Zero BibleVideo Clip (3:58)
Video Clip (3:58)
A Bible found in the rubble of Ground Zero survives in the hands of a photographer.
Remembering 9/11: Karyn's Wings
Remembering 9/11: Karyn's WingsVideo Clip (4:31)
Video Clip (4:31)
A pair of wings took flight from Arkansas to Afghanistan and carried with them the love of a mourning father.
Remembering 9/11: The Elevator Motor
Remembering 9/11: The Elevator MotorVideo Clip (4:36)
Video Clip (4:36)
One man spends his life maintaining the elevators that will one day save the life of another.
Making the 9/11 Memorial: Survivor Tree
Making the 9/11 Memorial: Survivor TreeVideo Clip (1:53)
Video Clip (1:53)
Alice Martin, who lost her husband on September 11, 2001, gets a private tour of the memorial site and learns the story of the Survivor Tree.
Escaping the South Tower
Escaping the South TowerVideo Clip (5:24)
Video Clip (5:24)
The remarkable story of Stanley Praimnath and Brian Clark's escape from the South Tower on 9/11.
Rescue and Survival
Rescue and SurvivalVideo Clip (4:21)
Video Clip (4:21)
The remarkable story of a heroic firefighter who survived the collapse of the North Tower.
Heroism on 9/11
Heroism on 9/11Video Clip (4:43)
Video Clip (4:43)
Lt. Col. Marilyn Wills and Ret. Sgt. Maj. Tony Rose earned purple hearts for their heroism when the Pentagon was attacked on 9/11.
The Todd Beamer Story "Let's Roll"
The Todd Beamer Story "Let's Roll"Video Clip (5:30)
Video Clip (5:30)
The incredible story of Todd Beamer's call to GTE Operator and the heroism on Flight 93.
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.
Collapse of the North Tower
Collapse of the North TowerVideo Clip (4:43)
Video Clip (4:43)
The fall of the North Tower - and a few of the personal stories from those who escaped those who had loved ones trapped inside.
Brian's StoryVideo Clip (2:14)
Video Clip (2:14)
Brian Lyons went to Ground Zero as a recovery worker and now he is part of the rebuilding project.
Cleanup and Recovery
Cleanup and RecoveryVideo Clip (4:32)
Video Clip (4:32)
Cleanup efforts at Ground Zero included the recovery and preservation of artifacts to be used in museum exhibits around the country.
VolunteersVideo Clip (4:54)
Video Clip (4:54)
Over 10,000 people volunteered to aid workers during the cleanup and recovery of Ground Zero.
How the Towers Collapsed
How the Towers CollapsedVideo Clip (4:33)
Video Clip (4:33)
A brief explanation of why the towers collapsed on 9/11.
The Window Washer
The Window WasherVideo Clip (4:57)
Video Clip (4:57)
Trapped in an elevator, these three men survived by sheer will-power and quick thinking.
Rebuilding Ground Zero
Rebuilding Ground ZeroVideo Clip (2:13)
Video Clip (2:13)
Daniel Libeskind tells us his feelings about rebuilding Ground Zero.
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.
Recovering HistoryVideo Clip (3:16)
Video Clip (3:16)
Immediately after the tragic events of September 11th, the nation's historians began a tremendous effort to collect as many objects and lost personal items from the day.
Time-lapse of WTC Rebirth
Time-lapse of WTC RebirthVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
Jim Whitaker and Tom Lappin talk about the techniques they are using to do time lapse photography at Ground Zero.
Heather Ross Ogle
Heather Ross OgleVideo Clip (4:56)
Video Clip (4:56)
Heather Ross Ogle nearly got onto Flight 93 - but a small twists of fate saved her life.
Master Plan for Ground Zero
Master Plan for Ground ZeroVideo Clip (3:37)
Video Clip (3:37)
Architects from all over the world participated in the design of the new World Trade Center site.
Daniel BelardinelliVideo Clip (3:37)
Video Clip (3:37)
Daniel Belardinelli nearly got onto Flight 93 - but a small twists of fate saved her life.
Security FeaturesVideo Clip (4:40)
Video Clip (4:40)
Architects design the new 7 World Trade Center with security features that reinforce the stability of the structure and safety of workers.
The PentagonVideo Clip (3:25)
Video Clip (3:25)
A brief history of the conception and construction of the Pentagon.
Remembering Anthony Savas
Remembering Anthony SavasVideo Clip (3:26)
Video Clip (3:26)
John Savas remembers his father's sacrifice to save other on 9/11.
Surviving the Blast
Surviving the BlastVideo Clip (5:30)
Video Clip (5:30)
Tim Lang and Fred Ferby survived the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Birth of Al Qaeda
Birth of Al QaedaVideo Clip (3:07)
Video Clip (3:07)
The roots of modern day Al Qaeda can be traced back to the Muslim Brotherhood organization that began in Egypt. Find out how Osama Bin Laden made connections to the different leaders who helped him eventually plan and carry out the events of September 11th.
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.
Construction at Ground Zero
Construction at Ground ZeroVideo Clip (4:28)
Video Clip (4:28)
Construction is underway at the 16-acre World Trade Center site.
Design of the Freedom Tower
Design of the Freedom TowerVideo Clip (2:36)
Video Clip (2:36)
David Childs tells us about the Freedom Tower.
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.
Libeskind's Vision for Ground Zero
Libeskind's Vision for Ground ZeroVideo Clip (3:28)
Video Clip (3:28)
Daniel Libeskind tells us his vision for the site of Ground Zero.
9/11: Pedestrians Flee Twin Towers Area
9/11: Pedestrians Flee Twin Towers AreaVideo Clip (1:36)
Video Clip (1:36)
This video clip from "History Uncut" provides a rare, first-hand glimpse into the harrowing experiences from ground zero on September 11, 2001.
Speeches & Audio (20)
American Airlines Flight 11 Hijacked
American Airlines Flight 11 HijackedAudio Clip (2:15)
Audio Clip (2:15)
On September 11, 2001, at 8:21 a.m., American Airlines operations specialist Nydia Gonzalez calls the American Airlines Emergency center to relay information she is receiving from a flight attendant aboard Flight 11 that the pilot and others have been stabbed. It is the first plane to be confirmed hijacked in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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.
Second Plane Hits World Trade Center
Second Plane Hits World Trade CenterAudio Clip (0:41)
Audio Clip (0:41)
At 9:02 a.m. on September 11, 2001, air traffic controllers in New York look out their window and witness a plane go into rapid descent and then hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center. It is United Airlines Flight 175, the second plane to hit the towers.
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--North Tower Collapses
CBS--North Tower CollapsesAudio Clip (0:48)
Audio Clip (0:48)
One World Trade Center collapses. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
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--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist Attack
CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist AttackAudio Clip (1:32)
Audio Clip (1:32)
The scene in downtown Manhattan after the attack on the World Trade Center. 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.
United Airlines Flight 93 Crashes in Pennsylvania
United Airlines Flight 93 Crashes in PennsylvaniaAudio Clip (0:34)
Audio Clip (0:34)
At 10:07 a.m. the F.A.A.'s Herndon Center reports seeing smoke rising from the ground where United Airlines Flight 93 was last seen near Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The plane had been heading toward Washington when the passengers aboard overtook the hijackers and tried to gain control of the aircraft.
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.
Flight 77 Crashes Into the Pentagon
Flight 77 Crashes Into the PentagonAudio Clip (0:35)
Audio Clip (0:35)
At 9:38 a.m. on September 11, 2001, a military cargo plane radios controllers at Reagan National Airport to report that American Airlines Flight 77 has crashed into the Pentagon.
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.
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.
WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist Attack
WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist AttackAudio Clip (0:56)
Audio Clip (0:56)
Washington, DC on 9/11, courtesy of WTOP Radio.
Call for Military Intervention on 9/11
Call for Military Intervention on 9/11Audio Clip (0:18)
Audio Clip (0:18)
At 9:01 a.m. on September 11, 2001, a manager of air traffic control in New York calls the F.A.A. Command Center to ask for military assistance with the escalating emergency, now that United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11 have both gone missing.
George W. Bush Vows Revenge for 9/11
George W. Bush Vows Revenge for 9/11Audio Clip (0:31)
Audio Clip (0:31)
On September 14, 2001, a day he declares a national day of mourning and remembrance, President George W. Bush stands atop a pile of rubble at Ground Zero and says that the terrorists responsible for the September 11 attacks will hear from America soon.
NATO Offers Aid to United States Following 9/11 Attacks
NATO Offers Aid to United States Following 9/11 AttacksAudio Clip (2:30)
Audio Clip (2:30)
On October 2, 2001, NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson holds a press conference to discuss the events of September 11, and pledges support of the 18 NATO allies in the campaign against international terrorism.
Pakistan Accused of Hiding Osama Bin Laden
Pakistan Accused of Hiding Osama Bin LadenAudio Clip (0:19)
Audio Clip (0:19)
In the days after the May 2, 2011, mission in which U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, speculation rises over whether top Pakistani officials knew he was living in the country. In a press conference on May 18, 2011, Defense Secretary Robert Gates weighs in on the diplomatic controversy.
9/11 One-Year Anniversary
9/11 One-Year AnniversaryAudio Clip (3:05)
Audio Clip (3:05)
On September 11, 2002, at a ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of 9/11, NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson remembers the victims and salutes the bravery of the rescuers during the terrorist attacks.
Obama Announces Death of Osama bin Laden
Obama Announces Death of Osama bin LadenAudio Clip (2:30)
Audio Clip (2:30)
In a dramatic late-night broadcast on May 2, 2011, President Barack Obama announces that the U.S. military and CIA operatives have located and killed the Al Qaeda leader in a nighttime raid on a compound in Pakistan where he had been hiding.
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