With Occupy Wall Street gaining headway and the country seeing greater inequality than ever, anarchists and socialists protested in the streets of Lower Manhattan’s “Corner” in a rage at the banking systems. Before the turn of the century, the feelings projected toward the financial barons of New York were all but tranquil. Because the majority of the wealth among a few happened at the expense of laborers and echoed with Americans, its result lead to terrorism (King 2011).
At this time American broadcasts started showing that the North Tower had been hit. Not long after this the second plane hit the South Tower. Just a year after the attack, Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda took responsibility for the attack. Claiming it as retaliation for American involvement in the Persian-Gulf War, and that President Bush was “misleading the American people”.
The next chapter "It 's going to be the stop story of the day", was merely from the prospective of everyone in the South Tower. One by one people were trying to evacuate both buildings. Luckily the South tower had some extra time to spare since it was hit second. This chapter also features text messages from people in the South building who are confused with unclear understandings of what was happening. Some people refused to evacuate until they knew exactly what was going on, others rushed to get out of the building as fast as possible.
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
The World Trade Center (WTC) held fairly high regard throughout New York as a structurally sound building, but the authors of 102 Minutes beg to differ on this opinion. They use various diagrams and statistics of the incredible impact and destruction the planes caused to the building, arguments against the poor architectural design and support of the towers, and periodic timestamps to make claims and factual statements about the events that occurred. The timestamps serve as a means of the authors building suspense in their audience, deepening uncertainty in the audience which intends to move them to read further and discover the office laborers’ fates. Moments like “At 9:19… we’re trapped… there’s smoke coming in. I don’t know what’s happening”(102 Minutes 186) and when Assistant Chief Callan“stood
Smoke and flames were spewing out of gaping holes bored by American Airlines’ Boeing 767 that crashed between the 93 and 99 floors on the North face of the 110- story building. Each of the North Tower floors were roughly an acre. The top 20 floors engulfed in flames, he was staring at a 20- acre fire raging 90 stories above. He thought in his head that, This is the most unbelievable sight I’ve ever seen. Meldrum parked the fire truck on the West Street in front of the
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.
In the short essay “9.11.01: The Skyscraper and The Airplane” Adam Goodheart defines the purpose of skyscrapers and airplanes. The history, similarities and differences, and the devastation that Goodheart describes is a vital part to his essay. As Goodheart describes the history of the first skyscraper and the first airplane, it gives you a sense on how they could be similar. Skyscrapers and airplanes are two pieces of construction that could potentially be devastating to the human race. Some people live their lives in fear but for the certain individuals brave enough to tackle these big dreams of making history is remarkable. These people literally go to new heights to establish something important in American history. Adam
Sixteen years ago, on a late-summer Tuesday morning on the North East, some said you could see miles out from the highest buildings. In New York specifically, the day was like every other for most people.New York’s mayoral elections were being held that day, Jennifer Lopez’s new hit,“I'm Real”, was sailing the charts, the movie, “Hardball”, just released to moderate acclaim, and an economic recession was coming to an end. Millions were on commute around the country, and for people in New York City, It was no different. The Twin Towers, part of the most famous skyline in the world, was part of the World Trade Center Complex which was made up of seven different buildings. Approximately 50,000 people worked in the complex, and another 140,000
It was just another average and ordinary day in New York. The birds were flying, the air was turning cold from the transition from Summer to Fall, and it was just another day in the office. But, at around 8:45, the North Tower
Hundreds of fire fighters from all over the city were in the twin towers trying to guide all personels to safety. Firefighters had to carry 65 pounds of equipment on their backs and somehow needed to get to the 70 floor. This meant that it would take them over an hour to get to the floor because the elevators were down and one minute was needed per flight of stairs. What's bad is that they were only capable of getting to the 34th floor before evacuation was the next prime goal and every situation only got worse for everyone: the South tower collapsed completely. That seemed to be the only update for the people in towers because of the shocking BOOM sound. They weren’t aware of what hit them, and they weren’t even aware of the South tower attack. People inside were so oblivious to where people on the other side of the world new more of what had
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
On the day of September 11th, 2001 tragedy spread through the whole United States. This disaster took place in New York City, New York on the eastern coast. The World Trade center employees thought it was just a casual, degrading day of work, but it was anything from that. As workers drank their coffee and typed on their computers, a hijacked plane ran right into one of the towers. A thick gray cloud of smoke absorbed the innocent
Fourteen years ago, our country appeared to come to a halt at 8:46 am. As the first hijacked plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center, Americans were filled with fear and melancholy. And as they held their breath, awaiting some sense of hope, you did what most people could never imagine doing. You went into the buildings while people were going out, holding your own, in the midst of the immense heat and disintegrating steel.
The World Trade Center (WTC) represented American pride and influnce. The twin towers stood 1,352 feet with 110 stories. It was finished in 1971. The morning of September 11 no one knew that four flights would be hijacked to take American lives and using two of them to bring down the World Trade Center. Yes there had been warnings that an aviation attack would happen but who knew when it would happen and how would it have been prevented. Flight 11 American Airlines (AA) hit the North Tower around 8:46 am between the