Archive for September 8, 2011

In Remembrance

Posted in Uncategorized on September 8, 2011 by stevemccurry

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The Official Opening of the World Trade Center was  in 1973.  It was destroyed in on September 11, 2001.

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Total number killed in attacks: 2,819

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Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343

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Number of NYPD officers: 23

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Number of Port Authority police officers: 37

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Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115

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Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609

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Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051

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Tons of debris removed from site: 1,506,124

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Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99

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Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000

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Distance, in miles, from which the burning towers were visible: 20

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It was a 102-minutes  between the moment Flight 11 hit the first Twin Tower on the morning of September 11, 2001, and the moment the second tower collapsed.

 

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Bloodplanes break the silence of clouds–strangely
Lonesome–as we, the living, pierce ourselves with the
Hooks of memory, digging without rest, digging night
& day, throwing ourselves into the holes of grief in
Search of ourselves changed forever–looking up,
Seeing nothing, in disbelief looking up again.

©2001, Jim Cohn

http://blog.leica-camera.com/interviews/steve-mccurry-in-the-middle-of-extremes/

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