The World Trade Center was destroyed on 09/11/2001 by hijackers who crashed commercial airline flights into the twin towers.  As I write this, it is estimated that 5,000 people lost their lives.  Most believe that the world will never be the same after this day.

These photo's are from the days that followed


Reuters Photo
Smoke and debris fill the air after one of the World Trade Center towers in New York City collapsed September 11, 2001. Both towers were hit by airplanes and both buildings eventually collapsed. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Reuters Photo
Smoke billows from the two World Trade Center towers after TWO planes crashed into each tower, in New York on September 11, 2001. (Peter Morgan/Reuters)

Reuters Photo
A fireball erupts from Tower 2 (rear, obscured by Tower 1) of the World Trade Center in New York after a hijacked airliner crashed into it, September 11, 2001. The aircraft crashed into Tower 2 minutes after Tower 1, already burning, was hit by another hijacked airliner. (courtesy NBC via Reuters)

Associated Press
Debris covers firetrucks and emergency vehicles near the World Trade Center in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. A terrorist attack collapsed the 110-story buildings spreading wreckage over lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Boudicon One)

Reuters Photo
Firefighters comb the remains of the World Trade Center after a terrorist attack September 11, 2001. Two hijacked commercial planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center Tuesday, causing both 110-story landmarks to collapse in thunderous clouds of fire and smoke and killing a "tremendous number" of people.REUTERS/Peter Morgan

Associated Press
A plane approaches New York's World Trade Center moments before it struck the tower at left, as seen from downtown Brooklyn, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. In an unprecedented show of terrorist horror, the 110 story towers collapsed in a shower of rubble and dust after 2 hijacked airliners carrying scores of passangers slammed into them (AP Photo/ William Kratzke)

Associated Press
A sign on the New York State Thruway Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 in Buffalo, N.Y., warns motorists that New York City is closed to all traffic after terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Associated Press
This combo shows the New York skyline with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground. The top image is taken shortly after two airliners crashed and brought down the two towers of the World Trade Center Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The bottom image shows the World Trade Center towers June 18, 1974, just over a year after they were dedicated. (AP Photo)

Associated Press
Smoke billows from the top of One World Trade Center and flames and debris explode from Two World Trade Center, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in New York. In one of the most horrifying attacks ever against the United States, terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in a deadly series of blows that brought down the twin 110-story towers. (AP Photo/Kelley Sane)

Associated Press
The south tower of the World Trade Center, left, begins to collapse after a terrorist attack on the landmark buildings in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samiolava)

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