World Trade Center Footage
The September 11, 2001 terror attack in New York, United States of America has shocked the world. The World Trade Center, the most popular twin towers in New York have been destroyed and smashed into pieces by 2 passenger airplanes which have been hijacked by the terror group known as Osama bin Laden’s AL-Qaeda. With this attack, not only the towers have been damaged but also the individuals living and working within the area. More than 5,000 individuals died however the number of individuals who have been discovered dead during the attack is only 3,000. These landmark towers are entirely made of steel and through great force and impact, the towers have been brought down the ground.
During the 13th anniversary of this September 11 terror attack in New York, special videos with unusual footage reactions coming from the bystanders outside the World Trade Center have been shared. The videos shows the plane attacking the twin towers, fire, smoke and the people falling down from the building and those who are jumping down in a bid trying to save their lives. Once you see the footage in these videos, you will surely feel a chill down your spine though you have already seen previous 9/11 videos.
The 9/11 attack are considered as the most videotaped events in the history. Majority of the footage came from the lower Manhattan, New York City. Lots of videos have been captured through which the internet archive had secured enough coverage in order to virtually replay the video. The material is considerably heart-wrenching, violent and graphic. The videos have also shown the pain and suffering experienced by the people in New York as well the complete demolition of the 3 high-rise buildings.
Below are some of the videos released showing the footage of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack:
- Flight 175 Hits the South Tower
The crashing of Flight 175 into the South Tower is considered as one of the most heart-wrenching events happened in the 9/11 attack. The strong force brought by the plane is the reason why the tower had collapsed within 56 minutes after the impact. The plane crash has been captured by lots of video cameras, which were focused on the North Tower. Such footage has clearly shown the plane striking the tower with a very high speed. Based on the history, this has been the very first time wherein a large number of newscasters and anchors have reported on this influential event since it happened on live television. There are some anchors who have proclaimed that the effect of the attack had provided strong evidence, which shows coordinated attack of the terrorist.
- South Tower Collapses
September 11, 2001, at 9:58 EDT, the World Trade Centre’s South Tower had collapsed and had created massive gray-white cloud of crushed and pulverized gypsum and concrete, which moved throughout the streets the long streets of New York. The individuals who are living nearby the tower don’t have any idea or not sure about what had happened as they couldn’t see the tower. And just like any event that happened in the history, this 9/11 attack had also killed thousands of individuals without a trace.
The time when the South Tower collapsed, lots of individuals are holding their video cameras. Some of the selected footage shows the large number of individuals watching the tower as it quickly collapse from a distance. The cameraman was not in danger though being covered by the pulverized cloud however you will see and feel the reactions of the people when the building is falling down into pieces.
- Ground Zero Footage
This video had started after the building or the tower had collapsed. The cameraman have tried to move towards the Ground Zero and started to ask some individuals, in an attempt of figuring out what had really happened. He also entered the 7 World Trade Center building that shows significant signs of destructions and damages as well as blowout windows. The 7 WTC’s lobby has also been destroyed and bursting with dust. The 9/11 researchers have used the footage inside the 7 World Trade Center and they have tried to help in calculating the amount of damages sustained into the building because of the collapse. On the other hand, most of dangerous damages sustained are all due to the failure of the North Tower.
- 7 World Trade Center Collapse
Based on the NIST report, it has been considered that the 7 World Trade Center was destroyed because of explosive however it has been said that, “the use of thermite to sever columns was unlikely”. Such investigation has been prohibited to utilize any kind of physical evidences gathered from the Ground Zero since the materials have been lost and can no longer be identified. It has also been cited from the report that there are no blasts heard in the videos during the collapse and there has been no explosions seen or witnessed. Lots of individuals have posted videos online which includes the sounds of explosives and bombs. The chosen clips have also included the clear failure of the eastern penthouse. The posted video clips have obtained notoriety due to the fact that someone had edited the penthouse collapse, which in turn produces multiple versions.
- Joseph Pfeifer Footage
Lots of documentaries have been shown and one of the most popular movies during the September 11 attack is the 9/11. This movie has been directed by Gedeon and Jules Naudet as well as the FDNY fire-fighter, James Hanlon. This footage is considered to be among the most raw taken on the 9/11 but could be hard to locate online. And because of the said reason, the copy being provided is considered to be a bit blurry and so shaky as well. The next part of the said video would show loud explosion being followed by a collapse of a section in the lobby. And so the entire picture goes black at the same time fire fighters are forced to escape the said rubble.