September ’11 attacks or the 9/11 attacks, as they are most commonly referred to… one of the most destructive and awful days counted in the history of the world. A day that not only destroyed lives but a city; it just didn’t lead to a loss of property but ruined a generation!
A series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group on the famous Twin Towers in the city of New York and the Washington metropolitan area, it killed almost 3000 people, causing at least a $10 billion damage to life and property. Four passenger airliners were hijacked out of which two were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center.
The effect of this incident that took place around 8:45 in the morning was felt for much longer than it was thought. What seemed was not a recoverable loss, but things were even worse. People died, some went missing, some couldn’t be traced ever, the city lost its twin towers, the health conditions went bad due to the dust and smoke that was left behind; many who survived the massacre died due to this!
If this was not enough, the city and its people went through their toughest times during this phase. The loss to life and property was very much visible but there was a danger too, a fear of similar attacks repeated!
Yet, the courage and the strength of the citizens is admirable enough; having lost almost everything they had for something they were not responsible for; it didn’t take them long to stand up again and fight the world. The city went back in time, yet it again stood up to development, regaining back the position and power it had earned itself in the past years!