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9/11 at the World Trade Center
9/11 at the World Trade Center(18 Photos)
On September 11, 2001 terrorists hijacked planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. The towers collapsed and thousands of people were killed.
9/11 at the Pentagon and Flight 93
9/11 at the Pentagon and Flight 93(17 Photos)
On September 11, 2001 a hijacked plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon. Another flight, United 93, crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
9/11 TimelineVideo Clip (4:54)
Video Clip (4:54)
A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001.
Remembering 9/11: The Ground Zero Bible
Remembering 9/11: The Ground Zero BibleVideo Clip (3:57)
Video Clip (3:57)
A Bible found in the rubble of Ground Zero survives in the hands of a photographer. Part of the Emmy Award winning web series, Remembering 9/11.
Remembering 9/11: The Ground Zero Cross
Remembering 9/11: The Ground Zero CrossVideo Clip (3:47)
Video Clip (3:47)
Out of the rubble of the World Trade Center rose a symbol of hope for many in the days after 9/11. Part of the Emmy Award winning web series, Remembering 9/11.
Remembering 9/11: The Photo Archive
Remembering 9/11: The Photo ArchiveVideo Clip (3:37)
Video Clip (3:37)
A photographer documents the efforts of Ground Zero workers in the days after September 11th. Part of the Emmy Award winning web series, Remembering 9/11.
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. Part of the Emmy Award winning web series, Remembering 9/11.
Remembering 9/11: Karyn's Wings
Remembering 9/11: Karyn's WingsVideo Clip (5:14)
Video Clip (5:14)
A pair of wings took flight from Arkansas to Afghanistan and carried with them the love of a mourning father. Part of the Emmy Award winning web series, Remembering 9/11.
VolunteersVideo Clip (4:54)
Video Clip (4:54)
Over 10,000 people volunteered to aid workers during the cleanup and recovery of Ground Zero.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9/11: Pedestrians Flee Twin Towers Area
9/11: Pedestrians Flee Twin Towers AreaVideo Clip (1:30)
Video Clip (1:30)
This video clip from "History Uncut" provides a rare, first-hand glimpse into the harrowing experiences from ground zero on September 11, 2001.
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.
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.
Rebuilding Ground Zero
Rebuilding Ground ZeroVideo Clip (2:13)
Video Clip (2:13)
Daniel Libeskind tells us his feelings about rebuilding Ground Zero.
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.
Greening Lower Manhattan
Greening Lower ManhattanVideo Clip (4:03)
Video Clip (4:03)
The new 7 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan is a symbol of modern green engineering.
Larry SilversteinVideo Clip (4:25)
Video Clip (4:25)
Real estate developer Larry Silverstein talks about the rebuilding process.
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