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

The south tower collapses as smoke billows from both towers of the World Trade Center, in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. 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/Jim Collins)

The south tower of New York's World Trade Center collapses Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Smoke, flames and debris erupts from one of the World Trade Center towers as a plane strikes it Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The first tower was already burning following a terror attack minutes earlier. Terrorists crashed planes into the two buildings and collapsed both towers. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong)

Pedestrians flee the area of the World Trade Center as the center's south tower crashes following a terrorist attack on the New York landmark Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2001. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Burned cars sit outside the World Trade Center following the collapse of both towers after two planes crashed into the buildings in New York on September 11, 2001. Thousands of panicked New Yorkers poured into the streets of Manhattan, choking on white ash that billowed through a 20-block radius around the collapsed buildings. Three hijacked planes crashed into U.S. landmarks destroying both of New York's mighty twin towers and also plunging the Pentagon in Washington into flames in an unprecedented assault on key symbols of U.S. military and financial power. (Peter Morgan/Reuters)

People trapped in the burning north tower of the World Trade Center peer out as rescuers below try to find ways to rescue those in the upper stories of the giant, smoke-filled office complex.
Jeff Christensen - Reuters

Some people fleeing the carnage of the collapsed buildings plunged their heads into city fountains, seeking relief from burning eyes and nostrils and blocked sinuses caused by dust and smoke.
Stan Honda - AFP

Emergency workers treat an injured woman on the street.
Gulnara Samiolava - AP

After the initial airplane crash sliced into the south side of the Pentagon, which houses 24,000 workers, witnesses reported hearing several secondary explosions that rocked the building and sent plumes of smoke streaming into the sky
Will Morris - AP

French President Jacques Chirac, shortening his tour in the Brittany region, expresses outrage about the "monstrous attacks" against the United States. "In these terrible circumstances, all French people stand by the American people. We express our friendship and solidarity in this tragedy."
Patrick Kovarik -AFP

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