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20 FACTS ABOUT 9/11 ATTACK

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The september 11,2001 attack (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the islamic group al-qaeda against the United States. The attacks killed 2,996 people,injured over 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. So We concluded some most amazing facts about 9/11 ATTACK.

Here are the 20 interesting facts about 9/11 ATTACK.

11 september 2001

On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people were killed in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in NYC, the Pentagon building in Virginia, and in a plane crash in Pennsylvania.

President George W. Bush

A month before 9/11, President George W. Bush was handed a memo titled: "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" saying it would be by hijacking planes, possibly targeting NYC.

Al-Qaeda targeting nuclear power plants

Al-Qaeda initially considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing things could "get out of control."

world trade center attack

The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.

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Along with 1.4 million tons of debris removed, 19,435 body parts were recovered from the WTC after 9/11.

9/11 attacks also destroyed US$100 million in art including work from Pablo Picasso

The 9/11 attacks also destroyed US$100 million in art including work from Pablo Picasso.

18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC after 9/11

18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC after 9/11.

The New York Times wrote an article about every single 9/11 victim

The New York Times wrote an article about every single 9/11 victim.

Russia gifted the U.S. a 9/11 memorial monument

In 2006, Russia gifted the U.S. a 9/11 memorial monument, which was erected in Bayonne, NJ.

The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center

The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center, another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.

impact of 9/11 on the city

In 2002, the comptroller of the City of New York estimated the impact of 9/11 on the city's wealth to be US$30.5 billion.

South Tower of the WTC

On 9/11, four people in the South Tower of the WTC managed to escape from a floor above the plane's impact.

6.5 hectares of buildings were directly affected when the Twin Towers collapsed in 9/11

In New York, 6.5 hectares of buildings were directly affected when the Twin Towers collapsed in 9/11.

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On any given workday, up to 50,000 employees worked in the WTC twin towers before 9/11.

9/11 was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center

9/11 was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A bombing in February of 1993 killed six people.

jackie chan in WTC

Jackie Chan was scheduled to be on top of the WTC on the morning of 9/11 for a movie, but the screenwriter failed to deliver the script on time.

suicide mission to stop Flight 93 on 9/11

Two F16 pilots went on a suicide mission to stop Flight 93 on 9/11. In the end, the flight's passengers took the plane down.

Almost 500,000 people got evacuated by boat in less than 9 hours

The largest sea evacuation in the U.S. happened on 9/11. Almost 500,000 people got evacuated by boat in less than 9 hours.

victims in 9/11

Only 1600 victims were identified of the 2749 present when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.

The deaths of those who jumped from the WTC on 9/11 were ruled homicide, not suicide

The deaths of those who jumped from the WTC on 9/11 were ruled homicide, not suicide.

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