WHY IS SEPTEMBER 11TH IMPORTANT? Although you likely do not remember this event, you live in a society that was dramatically affected.
WHERE WAS THE ATTACK?• Located mostly in New York City, but affected Washington DC and Pennsylvania as well• In NYC, the attack was centered on the World Trade Center, specifically the Twin Towers
THE WORLD TRADE CENTER• The South Tower of the WTC stood at 1362 feet and the North Tower stood 6 feet taller, at 1368 feet• Both towers had 110 stories• 50,000 people worked in the Twin Towers
TIMELINE: BEFORE THE ATTACK 5:45 AM 8:14 AM Al Queda Flight 175 8:42 AM hijackers takes off Flight 93pass airport fourteen takes off 42 security minutes late minutes late 7:59 AM 8:20 AM Flight 11 Flight 77 takes off takes off ten fourteen minutes late minutes late
TIMELINE: THE 9/11 ATTACK 9:03 AM Flight 175 8:46 AM crashes into the Flight 11 South Tower, just 1 9:37 AMcrashes into minute after Flight 77 the North evacuation was crashes into the Tower ordered Pentagon 8:50 AM 9:05 AM President Bush President is alerted of the Bush is alerted attack while at about the an elementary school in Florida second plane crash
TIMELINE: THE ATTACK CONTINUED 9:59 AM 10:15 AM The South The E-Ring ofTower collapses the Pentagon in 10 seconds collapses 10:03 AM 10:28 AM Flight 93 The North Tower crashes into a collapses after field in burning for 102 Pennsylvania minutes
HEROES OF 9/11Firefighters, police officers, community members,and even dogs came to help rescue efforts.
EFFECTS OF THE ATTACK• Airport security is much stricter now• Sparked the War in Afghanistan• Increase in American fear of terrorism• Negative stereotypes against Middle Easterners developed
SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL• 8-acre park area• Cost over $700 million to build• Designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker• 2,983 names of those who died in the planes, the buildings, or rescue efforts