Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Haunting Images of 9/11 Released

Today, the NY Times website posted images of the World Trade Towers as they collapsed during the 9/11 attacks. These images are beyond haunting and show the size of the dust cloud that shrouded the city as the towers fell. The images were taken by the NYPD aviation unit, the only group allowed to fly within the city’s airspace after the attacks. ABC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (who investigated the collapse) filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain copies of the photos. The curator of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum hopes to obtain more of the photos taken by the police  as he believes they are “absolutely core to understanding the visual phenomena of what was happening.”
 View the article that accompanied the photos here.

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