Unseen Photos Of 9/11 Aftermath Uncovered By Archivists
Unseen photos taken in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York City, were recently published to the internet by a group of archivists who found the images on some CDs that they purchased at a house clearance sale. The group was able to find roughly 2,400 photos showing the aftermath of the attacks.
The images seem to have been taken by a construction worker who was helping with the clean up effort. Included in the new photo album, are images of the construction staff working to clear the debris, as well as up close images of the damage.
Dr Johnathan Burgess, whose partner discovered the photos at the sale, pointed out that these treasures are often overlooked by their owners.
“Generally these items are neglected at sales. It’s very likely these would be in a dumpster by now had we not gone. It’s a miracle the discs transferred so well, CD Roms of that age are pretty spotty,” Burgess told the BBC.
The destruction of the world trade center towers in New York City on September 11th, 2001 was one of the most important and tragic events in modern US history.
The entire world had their eyes glued on the Non-Stop news coverage 4 days and even weeks in some cases. With all that has happened in global politics in the past 20 years, many of the images from that day have faded away in our memory.
However this is an incredibly important moment in the history of the world, so it is essential to have a proper understanding of the events that occurred that day to have a complete view of what is going on in the world now.
Many shocking photos were taken of both planes as they were approaching the buildings, but the photos showing the aftermath of the attacks are just as powerful.
Below are some of these aftermath photos, courtesy of Jason Scott.
According to Wikipedia, “Hundreds of thousands of tons of toxic debris containing more than 2,500 contaminants, including known carcinogens, were spread across Lower Manhattan due to the collapse of the Twin Towers. Exposure to the toxins in the debris is alleged to have contributed to fatal or debilitating illnesses among people who were at Ground Zero.
The Bush administration ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue reassuring statements regarding air quality in the aftermath of the attacks, citing national security, but the EPA did not determine that air quality had returned to pre-September 11 levels until June 2002.”
In a recent statement, US President Donald Trump made an ominous suggestion that he knew who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, however, he did not reveal any other details or names of possible suspects.
The president’s comments came during an interview in the Rose Garden of the White House with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Trump also said that he disagreed with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, in response to the 9/11 attacks.
“By the way, Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Center It was not Iraq. It was other people. And I think I know who the other people were,” Trump said.
Then he looked at Stephanopoulos and said, “And you might also.”