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Tragedy of 9/11

" A big passenger jet was right above me. In a blink of an eye, a fraction of a second later an airplane disappeared inside the second WTC tower"

Maciej Swulinski, My 9/11

September 11, 2001

First three galleries above show events that I witnessed in New York City on September 11, 2001. Many pictures were taken around World Trade Center towers, just minutes before collapsing.

8:46 a.m.
8:46 a.m.
9:03 a.m.
9:03 a.m.
10:29 a.m.
10:29 a.m.
Ground Zero

WTC site (part of the financial capital of the world) was called Ground Zero after the collapse of towers. Three galleries above present ruins of World Trade Center complex.

Ground Zero<br />September 2001
Ground Zero
September 2001
Ground Zero<br />October 2001
Ground Zero
October 2001
Ground Zero<br />November 2001
Ground Zero
November 2001
NYC Rising after Attack

First few months after the tragedy. Life and businesses in Ground Zero surrounding area are slowly coming back to normal. Streets of Lower Manhattan in three galleries: NYC Rising after Attack.

NYC Rising after Attack<br />September 2001
NYC Rising after Attack
September 2001
NYC Rising after Attack<br />October 2001
NYC Rising after Attack
October 2001
NYC Rising after Attack<br />November 2001
NYC Rising after Attack
November 2001

Tribute in Light
Tribute in Light
Tribute in Light

The Tribute in Light marked the six-month anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11.

Former WTC Site

The Ground Zero is slowly becoming a construction site of new World Trade Center. The photo gallery shows WTC in the period before and during construction.

Former WTC Site
Former WTC Site

WTC before 9/11
WTC before 9/11
WTC before 9/11

World Trade Center was a complex with characteristic 110-story twin towers. More than 40,000 people worked here every day. The gallery shows WTC before September 11, 2001.

Flight 93 Crash Site

On September 11, 2001 at 8:42 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93 took off from Newark International Airport in New Jersey. Hijacked plane did not reach the target of an attack - probably one of the buildings in Washington, DC - crashing in rural southwest Pennsylvania. Photo gallery shows the actual crash site and the Flight 93 Memorial erected there.

Flight 93 Crash Site
Flight 93 Crash Site

Visit 9/11 Places
Visit 9/11 Places
9/11 Memorial
9/11 Memorial
9/11 Museum
9/11 Museum
World Trade Center Cross
World Trade Center Cross

Park51
Park51
Park51

Islamic cultural center and mosque in the vicinity of Ground Zero is facing many opponents. The new facility commonly known as Park51 is planned to stand just two blocks from the World Trade Center.


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