After the 9/11 Attacks, Boston Found a Focus for Its Anger

Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.

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F.B.I. Releases Newly Declassified Document Related to Sept. 11 Attacks

Families of the Sept. 11 victims have long pushed for a deeper investigation into any possible role the Saudi government had in the attacks, but the document offered no conclusive evidence.

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At 9/11 Ceremonies, Moments of Silence, Tributes and Tears

Twenty years after the worst attack on American soil, the loss of nearly 3,000 people was remembered in events across the country.

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Biden Urges Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11

Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.

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A Time Capsule in Two Front Pages

The newspaper of Sept. 11, 2001, is a document of America before the terror attacks and a memory of a vanished era.

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Here Are Some of the Photographs of 9/11

Photographers reflect on shooting the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath.

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Special Episode: What Does It Mean to ‘Never Forget’?

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a look at what we hold on to and what we choose to let go.

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9/11 Reflections: ‘The Tears Still Come’

We asked readers to offer their perspectives as we mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Here is a sampling from the hundreds of responses.

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20 Years Later: My Journey as a 9/11 Survivor

A woman who was in a World Trade Center hotel recalls running for her life and memories of “bearing witness to death.”

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How 9/11 Damaged America

Sept. 11 damaged America more than we realized 20 years ago.

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An Urban Archive Was Lost on 9/11. This Agency Is Trying to Rebuild It.

The Port Authority, which was headquartered in the World Trade Center and lost 84 employees, is collecting artifacts with the help of retirees.

#archives-and-records, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

They Were Children When the Towers Fell. What Do They See Now?

After 20 years of war, a correspondent looks back. 

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Airplane Travel After 9/11: Just Get Through It

Before the terrorist attacks, airplane passengers weren’t seen as security risks, and flying was an enjoyable extension of the vacation experience — not something merely to anxiously endure.

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Why Art Struggled to Address the Horrors of 9/11

After the attacks, American culture became one of prohibitions. Then the Iraq War made it difficult to address Sept. 11 on its own terms.

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9/11 Changed Us

People of my generation will never know again the innocence that my children’s generation only tasted.

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‘Loose Change’: How a 9/11 Conspiracy Video Bent Reality

Twenty years after 9/11, “Loose Change,” a landmark film for conspiracy theorists, still casts a shadow over our information landscape.

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Rebuilding Ground Zero Was a Mess. Lower Manhattan Bloomed Anyway.

A fraught reconstruction was a missed opportunity, but it helped foster a new urbanism and a broader vision of what a neighborhood can be.

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Twenty years after Sept. 11, a…

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a look at what we hold on to and what we choose to let go.

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9/11 Reflections: We’d Like to Hear From You

We ask readers how the attack affected them.

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Trying to Find Your Mother’s Remains From Ground Zero, 20 Years Later

The medical examiner’s office is still working painstakingly to identify 9/11 victims. There are 1,106 victims whose remains have not been found.

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History Can Close in on Us Awfully Fast

Whether it’s in Texas, New York or anywhere else. 

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Lower Manhattan Rebounded After 9/11, but the Pandemic Erased the Gains

The triumphant comeback of Lower Manhattan after 2001 became a rallying cry for New York City. But its offices have emptied out, tourists are gone, and hundreds of retailers have shut down.

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The Dogs of 9/11: Their Failed Searches for Life Helped Sustain It

Two exhibitions in New York recognize the search and rescue dogs who combed through the World Trade Center wreckage, trying to find survivors.

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Spike Lee Removes Conspiracists From HBO 9/11 Series After Criticism

The filmmaker edited his documentary after critics said it provided a platform for discredited theories purporting that the towers had been secretly blown up.

#conspiracy-theories, #home-box-office, #lee-spike, #national-institute-of-standards-and-technology, #new-york-city, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Spike Lee Re-Edits HBO Sept. 11 Series That Features Conspiracists

An episode of the eight-hour documentary series has drawn criticism for giving a platform to people who have long peddled debunked claims about what caused the towers to collapse.

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America Lost Patience in Afghanistan. The Taliban Swooped In.

The American disaster in Afghanistan that Biden’s impatience brought about is not a disaster just for us. It’s a huge boost for the Taliban too.

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Close Guantánamo. Transfer Detainees to the U.S.

It is hugely expensive and a stain on the country.

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Lawmakers Clash Over Call for Special Panel to Investigate Capitol Assault

The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Leslie Robertson, Who Engineered the World Trade Center, Dies at 92

He remained proud of the towers, which stood long enough for thousands to escape on 9/11, but carried with him “a troubled heart.”

#architecture, #deaths-obituaries, #engineering-and-engineers, #robertson-leslie-e, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia

While the number of troops — about 700 — is small, it is a continuation of President Trump’s efforts to withdraw the United States from what he has described as endless wars.

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Remembering Jim Dwyer

A farewell to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Times journalist.

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N.Y.C. Remembers 9/11 Amid a Pandemic

The solemn rituals that mark a tragedy that brought New York and the nation to its knees will be altered under the burden of another crisis.

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New York City Marks 9/11 at a Time of Harrowing Loss

As they memorialize a past tragedy, New Yorkers face another profound and deadly crisis that is not yet over.

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What to Watch as Biden Observes 9/11 in NY, and He and Trump Go to Shanksville

Joe Biden will travel to ground zero before heading to Shanksville, Pa., where he and the president will both honor the victims of the hijacked plane that crashed after passengers fought back.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #september-11-2001, #shanksville-pa, #trump-donald-j, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Charles Cook, Ground Zero Volunteer for Months, Dies at 79

After the planes hit on 9/11, he walked from his home in Harlem, against the tide of people fleeing, to help. After Hurricane Katrina, he lent a hand in New Orleans.

#cook-charles, #deaths-obituaries, #september-11-2001, #volunteers-and-community-service, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

New York Has Contained the Virus. How Long Can It Last?

The coronavirus has been kept under control in the the state, but it might just be a matter of time before a resurgence.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #new-york-city, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Tribute in Lights Will Shine After All, Officials Say

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum had said the display would have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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9/11 Tribute Lights Won’t Be Projected Into Sky This Year

The decision to cancel the tribute was made because “the health risks during the pandemic were far too great” for the crew of about 40 stagehands and electricians. 

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Financial District and the Battery

With workers in quarantine, the busy neighborhood now feels like a secret backyard for families. Our critic walks with the architect Claire Weisz.

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After the Coronavirus, Don’t Forget the Paramedics

After 9/11, New York left us behind. I fear the same will happen with the coronavirus.

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The Hidden Feats That Built New York’s Towering Skyscrapers

The ingenuity of engineers helped build landmarks like Black Rock and the new supertalls. Our critic takes a virtual tour with Guy Nordenson.

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What Sept. 11 Taught Us About Confronting Catastrophe

Unused emergency gurneys, a defining image from 9/11, have much to tell us today, when there isn’t a bed to spare. A veteran E.R. nurse explains.

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