The 9/11 memorial commemorates the tragedy that happened on September 11, 2001 in New York City when 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and decided to carry out a terrorist mission on major targets in the United States. Two planes were flown into the towers of the world trade center, the third plane was flown into the pentagon and the fourth never made it to its target and ended up crashing in a field in Pennsylvania.
I will be examining how the attack of 9/11 on the Twin Towers compelled urban planners to adapt and prevent future terrorists’ attacks and affected the United States’ social and cultural infrastructures. The attack of 9/11 on the Twin Towers by Osama Bin Laden killed nearly 3,000 people, and traumatized the entire nation (Facts About 9/11). This heinous act was an attempt to incur irreparable damage to the U.S. economy by destroying the Towers, and more largely, to obliterate these symbols of the American ideology of liberty and human rights (Wright 176). While America would eventually recover, this date served as a delineating line between pre and post 9/11 that effected physical, social, and cultural infrastructures. These infrastructures
This project begins on one of the most politically and socially charged spaces in American history: Ground Zero. On September 11, 2001, the United States experienced one of the most deadly attacks on its soil when American commercial airliners crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C., the Twin Towers in New York City, and an open field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, resulting in the death of nearly 3,000 civilians. As New York tried to recover from the event, the city was in complete disarray. Thousands of citizens had been violently removed from their loved ones, the towers, symbols of America’s economic vitality, had collapsed on themselves, and Americans were anxious of another imminent, surprise attack. From the site’s perspective,
Smoke and dust everywhere, people running in and out of the world trade centers some people not making it at all. September 11, 2001 was a day that America will never forget, terrorists hijacked two planes specifically and used them as as missile to launch into the world trade centers. In the photo, the flag functions as a symbol for the idea that America will not be defeated.
Two airplanes crashed into the two twin towers in New York City, one slammed into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters, and the last one crashed into a rural field in Pennsylvania. It was believed that the fourth plane’s intended target was the White House or the Capitol. At 8:45 a.m. the first plane hit the North Tower, instantly killing hundreds and trapping hundreds and trapping hundreds on higher floors. At 9:03 a.m. a second plane struck the South Tower. Minutes later, the buildings collapsed, one after another, leaving heat and debris to billow throughout the city. The temperature could be felt miles away and the suffocating debris was impossible to withstand. People were covered from head to toe with ashes and dying from its effects to the body. It was our darkest hour and we could only turn towards each other for a helping hand and shoulder to cry on. The steady, serene debris continued to fall and darkness filled the sky. Time seemed to slow down, and we felt hopeless, for there was nothing we could do to bring back the thousands of lives taken
Many People are still affected emotionally by September 11 2001 today. A huge number of people are still facing mental health issues. They are trying very hard to forget about the past and move on with there every day life. Many still fear that there might be another terror attack in the United States. The American psychological association found that people living in New York who have experienced the World Trade Center attack are showing more mental health problems more than any other place. Many people feel that we should honor our love one and the police and fireman that lost their lives because of 9/11. The National September 11 memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center has been established to honor the dead and respect the historic site of America’s tragic loss. The memorial was opened on September 11 2011. It consist of two huge pools with the nation’s largest human=made waterfalls located on the site between the two fallen towers. The name of those who died at the WTC, pentagon, and in Pennsylvania aboard flight 93 . The Museum presents a gallery that tells the story of 9/11. It contains artifacts, photographs and multimedia display.
In 102 Minutes, the authors force the reader to absorb the significant toll that the events of 9-11 had on the families involved and people across America; also, Dwyer and Flynn seek to inform them of the errors in the design of the towers and decisions made by rescuers that preceded the catastrophic events that took place. The authors mention these facts and arguments to ensure the improvement of future architectural practices, prepare people for intense situations, and to personalize the tragedy that holds such an important place in our country’s history. Through various rhetorical strategies, the writers appeal emotionally and analytically to their audience.
New York: 9/11 Memorial and Museum: This memorial and museum of 9/11 was my favorite site in New York and it also taught me a few life lessons. When you first walk up to the sight there are these two breathtaking fountains in the shape of the square buildings that use to stand straight up. Then around the squared fountains the names of all the victims are written. Just by looking at the fountains it taught me the first lesson, to never take life for granted no matter the situation. Realizing that the victims arose that morning not realizing that it would be their last morning getting out of bed, it disturbs and rattles you a bit. When I sat back and just watched the water flow in the middle of the fountain, it truly hit me that these were all
During the morning of 9/11, everyone thought it would just be a normal day, however, four airliners were hijacked and planes were under attack by terrorists. One plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, another in Pentagon, and the last two planes hit the Twin Towers of New York City. In that moment more than two thousand lives were quickly taken, leaving families and friends devastated. This horrible incident touched so many lives around the world. New York times published the most popular article about 9/11. Serge Schumann the author of this well known piece, interrupted the tragic crisis through ethos, logos, and mainly pathos.
A bright, yellow sun smiled down from a picturesque blue sky, as a slight breeze made its way through the maze of skyscrapers in New York City on a cool Tuesday morning. Who could have guessed a morning as benevolent as this could be a source of such inexplicable cruelty? This particular day in September of 2001 would change the world forever. Without warning, an explosion rang out. A puff of black smoke bellowed upward from the north tower of the World Trade Centers. An unpleasant silence ensued. As the bystanders below tried to make sense of what they had just seen, a woman let out a bloodcurdling scream, then another did the same, and then another, until the sounds of the individuals blended together to create one indistinguishable cry of fear.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum was unveiled two months ago in the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, commemorating the 2,977 casualties. The memorial site consists of two large waterfalls and reflecting pools, and parapets inscribed with the names of the people killed encompass those pools. The museum contains more than 11,000 items and 40,000 photos that depict what happened at the World Trade Center. Laura Anderson, aged 33, is seen visiting the memorial every week since the opening of it, walking around the fountains and lingering for hours. She laments about her boyfriend’s demise that occurred after he had visited a friend on that fateful day who worked in the towers. The couple always used to saunter around Lower
So It was a sad moment for the people that lost their lives that day the day of September 9,2001 or a shorter word 9/11. The people that hit the two Twin Towers and the Pentagon and one was going for the White House but there was a fight in the plane that was going to the White House. But the plane was crashing in a field at Pennsylvania. So, every year at 9/11 they will have a memory for the people that died that day from the two Twin Towers. So, if you will try to go too see the twin towers they are not there because of the 9/11 they did not try to rebuild it so they just put water in the outside and there is trees too. So if you try to go there in the night you will see the light in the middle where it was.
On Sept. 11, 2001, A date that will live in infamy for Americans, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City. At 8:48 a.m. flight 11 crashed into the north tower. As it continued to burn a second plane flight 175 carrying 65 people crashed into the south tower around 9:05 a.m.. as smoke and debris fill the air in New York City after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Police officers and rescue workers on the disaster scene in New York are covered in Ash that was two to three inches deep in places. People wandered dazed and terrified, Several firefighters coated with dust sat on the ground gasping for breath. One top fire official was asked if both towers had completely collapsed: "You
After over 10 years, the United States still mourns the people who died September 11, 2001. The enormous loss of Human lives and the help they would have been and made to the world. The results form the inquiry made by 9/11 Commission and the actions of the people of the United States. From the 9/11 tragedy at the World Trade Center has became known as Ground Zero. Every seven structures that were part of the complex got destroyed or either damaged and also other buildings. Inside the World Trade Center 2,606 people died, 371 were passengers and crew that were apart of The American 11 and United 175 flight. 125 people died at the Pentagon when American 77 crashed into the building, killing the 59 innocent victims on the flight. 40 people died as they turned on the attackers that was on flight United 93 and that prevented it from hitting its target. On September 11, 2011, the 9/11 memorial opened and they named it National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The Memorial is located in New York city which commemorating the 9/11 attacks that killed 2,977 people. The memorial site seats on about half of the 16-acre site that was formerly known as The World Trade Center complex. The memorial has two gigantic waterfalls and reflecting pools, which both are about an
For years’ people have looked for something to for sure symbolizes safety; or look up to and after searching they finally found it on January 15, 1943 and that were the Pentagon. The reason is because the Pentagon was built to be the headquarters of the USA department of defense which makes people feel safe. Therefore, on September 11, 2001 the most mind blowing attack happen that hit the Pentagon that left many Americans in grief. This left many Americans puzzled because this couldn’t have been just an easy plan it had to be well planned out. Therefore, we are going to explore the: history of the building, also the history of the attack plan, deadly strike, rescuers, and how they were able to cope and push through this tragedy.