From Majestic Beauties to Ashen Ruins

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On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was dealt a horrifying blow to reality. It all happened so quickly that most of us did not realize that it was an actual terrorist attack planned far away in another country and carried out on American soil. The morning of the terrorist attacks will forever be emblazoned in the minds of all Americans and the World alike. It is hard to imagine a killer so callous and putrid who would bring the World Trade Center to the ground, a smoldering pile of metal and ashes; ashes of the buildings themselves and also the ashes from the remains of the victims of 911. This assignment will discuss the images, the symbols, the shapes and colors depicted pre-terrorist attack and post-terrorist attack…show more content…
It is hard to wrap ones mind around the facts behind this terrible tragedy. The facts are that terrorists boarded four planes that morning; their intent was buried deep within their minds. It did not matter to them that they themselves would perish in the act, all that mattered was that their mission was fulfilled as planned long before. At 8:46 on the morning of september 11, 2001, the first plane crashed into the North Tower. Just seventeen minutes later a second plane crashed into the South Tower as emergency crews scurried to evacuate the buildings (World Trade Center, n.d.). Not a soul was prepared for this event, and no one could fathom why anyone would want to harm so many innocent people. A quote from a reporter for the New York times said “It is the most documented even in human history.” (Boxer, 2002). The bright blue sky of that fateful morning soon turned to grey. Smoke and ashes perforated the lungs of escaping people as they scrambled to get to safety. The streets of Manhattan, earlier bustling with automobiles now was a sea of fearful people. They ran as fast as they could, trying to escape the inferno, trying to imagine exactly what had just happened to them. Many were unaware of two planes, many thought it was perhaps a bomb exploding as it had in the past with considerably far less damage to the buildings. It was to everyone’s surprise and horror that the towers

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