World Trade Center Destruction Images

Terrorists hijacked planes and attacked the United States on September 11, 2001.  Two of the planes were used to crash into The New York World Trade Center. American Airlines Flight 11 ( a Boeing 767-223) crashed into the North Tower and  United Airlines Flight 175, (a Boeing 767-222) crashed into the South Tower , which subsequently collapsed at 9:59 am.  At 10:28 am , the North Tower collapsed. Later that day, 7 World Trade Center also collapsed, while the four remaining buildings in the WTC plaza also sustained heavy damage from debris and were ultimately demolished.

This true-color image was taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) aboard the Landsat 7 satellite on September 12, 2001, at roughly 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time.Credit Image courtesy USGS Landsat 7 team, at the EROS Data Center

New York, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2001) -- A New York City fire fighter looks up at what remains of the World Trade Center after its collapse during a Sept. 11 terrorist attack. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson

New York, N.Y. (Sep. 14, 2001)Cars and motorcycles lay motionless among the wreckage of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed during the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attack . U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson

Ground Zero, New York City, N.Y. (Sept. 16, 2001) -- A lone fire engine at the crime scene in Manhattan where the World Trade Center collapsed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Surrounding buildings were heavily damaged by the debris and massive force of the falling twin towers. Clean-up efforts are expected to continue for months. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Eric J. TIlford

New York, New York (Sep. 19, 2001) -- "Ground Zero" at the World Trade Center disaster. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Peterson

 New York, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2001) -- A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres

New York, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2001) -- Rescue workers conduct search and rescue attempts, descending deep into the rubble of the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson

The World Trade Center  

Photo by Steve Spak

New York, New York (Sep. 19, 2001) -- "Ground Zero" at the World Trade Center disaster. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Peterson

Ground Zero, New York City, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2001) -- An aerial view shows only a small portion of the crime scene where the World Trade Center collapsed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Surrounding buildings were heavily damaged by the debris and massive force of the falling twin towers. Clean-up efforts are expected to continue for months. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Eric J. Tilford.

Ground Zero, New York City, N.Y. (Sept. 17, 2001) -- An aerial view shows only a small portion of the crime scene where the World Trade Center collapsed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Surrounding buildings were heavily damaged by the debris and massive force of the falling twin towers. Clean-up efforts are expected to continue for months. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Eric J. Tilford

New York, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2001) -- Days after a Sep. 11 terrorist attack, fires still burn amidst the rubble of the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson