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  • The September 11 attacks had a global impact.
  • The Twin Towers were an iconic symbol.
  • The economic costs of 911.

On September 11, more than 22 years will have passed since one of the most shocking tragedies in human history.

Many remember exactly what they were doing when they first heard the news.

This was before social media, and those who witnessed these gruesome images live will never forget them. Nothing like it had ever been seen before.

To this day, much has been said and written about this terrorist attack that changed the entire world forever and is still etched in our memory.

September 11 attacks in pictures

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No one could believe it. First one plane, and minutes later, another, crashed into the World Trade Center.

Also known as the Twin Towers, along with the Statue of Liberty, they are an iconic symbol of New York and perhaps the entire United States.

As if that weren’t enough another plane crashed into the Pentagon, near Washington, DC.

Few remember that there was a fourth plane, except that this one failed to crash into the Capitol.

Twin Towers: Shocking September 11 photos

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In total, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial planes on that tragic day of September 11, 2001.

Thousands of innocent people from more than 80 countries lost their lives in this terrorist attack.

That night, then-President George W. Bush, who was harshly criticized, shared a message to the nation.

«America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining,» said the president.

Classification of the September 11 Attacks

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The day after, in a meeting with his national security team, Bush stated that these attacks were more than acts of terrorism.

«The American people need to know that we are facing an enemy unlike any we have ever faced before,» he revealed.

It didn’t take long for the name Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda network to emerge. In December, bin Laden claimed responsibility for the attacks.

«There are thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries. They are recruited from their own nations and neighborhoods and taken to camps,» the President said about the September 11 attacks.

Consequences and remembrance

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From December 2001 to June 15, 2004, the Victim Compensation Fund processed claims for death and injury from victims’ family members.

It’s worth noting that family members had until December 22, 2003, to apply for compensation, although the fund was reopened in 2011.

On January 2 of that year, President Barack Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

This reopened and expanded the scope of the Victim Compensation Fund, according to CNN.

Cost and cleanup

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Shocking September 11 photos / PHOTO: Shutterstock

According to CNN, it is estimated that $123 billion was lost during the first two weeks after the Twin Towers collapsed.

On the other hand, the estimated cost of the damage to the World Trade Center site and its surroundings was calculated at $60 billion.

On September 14, 2001, the U.S. Congress approved a $40 billion emergency anti-terrorism package.

Months later, on May 30, 2002, the cleanup of Ground Zero officially concluded. The cost was $750 million. TO SEE MORE IMAGES OF 9/11, CLICK HERE.


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