Volume 81, Number 15 | September 8 - 14, 2011
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Looking back at 9/11 • A special Villager supplement
Out of the Ashes
Photos by Lawrence White
Mighty Twin Towers are laid low on a day of infamy
The Sept. 11 attack leveled the 110-story World Trade Center in under two hours, an hour and 45 minutes to be exact. At 8:45 a.m., W.T.C. 1, with the antenna on top, was hit. Eighteen minutes later, W.T.C. 2 was struck; it collapsed first in a huge cloud of dust and smoke, at around 10 a.m. A half hour later, W.T.C. 1’s antenna wobbled, then the tower imploded downward, the weight of the top floors pancaking onto those below.