9/11: 20 years after the terrorist attack that changed the world forever

Attack of September 11, 2001.

A mid-morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, New York City was paralyzed by the first outbreak of that day, in the blink of an eye, the World Trade Center was covered in a huge column of smoke that could be visible from space.

That 11-S witnessed 3 attacks, the most destructive of them was the one that happened on the twin towers. In just minutes, it covered NY in smoke, ash and debris; leaving a balance of 3,000 deceased – approximately – and 250 thousand injured.

Today, 2 decades after that devastating attack, survivors continue to traumatically remember that fateful morning that mourned the entire American people and paralyzed the entire world.

Michael Wright, who was at the scene that morning, described the overwhelming roar of the 110-story building crumbling directly above him:


“It sounded like a deafening tidal wave of construction material falling on my head,” he explained to a local media outlet.


Wright worked as account executive on the 81st floor of the North TowerIt was “a quiet morning” and he was about to see customers and make sales calls.

Suddenly, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed with 92 people on board between floors 93 and 99 of the North Tower. Minutes later, Wright had to run down the stairs to save his life.

The north tower of the World Trade Center, Al Qaeda’s first target that day, fell to rubble at 10:28 am, after being on fire for just over an hour and 40 minutes.

The executive was only able to assess the seriousness of the situation when he reached the ground floor: “I saw corpses everywhere, and none were intact. As he ran, people came out of another staircase. The windows were stained with blood. Someone had jumped and fallen very close to the building. It felt like my head was going to explode. “


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