In Memory of the Victims of September 11, 2001

This HBO film commemorates the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Today is the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This film, which was originally shown on HBO on May 26, 2002, is called “In Memoriam – New York City, 9/11/01.” It is compiled from more than 100 sources of audio, video and photography.

On the morning of Sep. 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda-affiliated hijackers flew two Boeing 767 jets into the World Trade Center complex, one into each tower, in a coordinated terrorist attack. After burning for 56 minutes, the South Tower collapsed, followed a half-hour later by the North Tower. 7 World Trade Center collapsed later in the day and the other buildings, although they did not collapse, had to be demolished because they were damaged beyond repair.

The attacks on the World Trade Center resulted in 2,753 deaths.

The process of cleanup and recovery at the World Trade Center site took eight months. The first new building at the site was 7 World Trade Center, which opened in May 2006. The new World Trade Center complex will include One World Trade Center, three other high-rise office towers, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

In addition to the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, two more commercial flights were taken over by Al-Qaeda-affiliated hijackers. One of the airplanes flew into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the other one crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pa.

In total, the attacks killed 2,993 people and injured more than 6,000 others.

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