The plot of land known for a decade as “the pile,” “the pit” and “Ground Zero” is opening to the public for the first time since that terrible morning in 2001
New Jerseyans across the state are marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with events offering a poignant mixture of sadness and hope while honoring the 746 state residents killed on that day.
The financial district surrounds Ground Zero, but there are also thousands of people who live there and many residents who were there on 9/11 still live near the World Trade Center.
Brazen hackers were able to briefly take over NBC News’ Twitter feed, sending out false reports of a plane attack on the World Trade Center site.
Alex Silverman had our weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.
The stories of those who survived on 9/11 and the families of those who didn’t are varied and emotional.
Since the toxic dust cloud engulfed Lower Manhattan on 9/11, thousands have died or gotten sick. Many have cancer and that number is growing.
The world will turn its attention to Ground Zero on Sunday and police commissioner Ray Kelly calls the run-up to the 9/11 anniversary “a major security event.”
Federal lawmakers are calling on the administrator of the national Sept. 11 health program to consider adding cancer to a list of diseases that qualify for assistance.
Almost 300 miles from Ground Zero in the rolling hills of southeast Pennsylvania, the Flight 93 memorial is taking shape in Shanksville.
Ten years later, the images of 9/11 remain seared into memory — scenes of unimaginable terror and depictions of great bravery and humanity. For one group of firefighters a single photograph evokes the best and worst of that terrible day.
Judge, the first recorded victim of 9/11, was killed in the North Tower lobby while administering last rites to 9/11 victims.
The mayor’s office says the annual event focuses on relatives of Sept. 11 victims and has never included clergy invocations. Bloomberg has said it would be impossible to include everyone who would like to participate.
I would love to see a more unified nation — not unified by tragedy like 9/11. It doesn’t take people dying to bring the rest of us together. Death should not be the impetus for life. Life is its own blessing.
Advocates for the firefighters said the trend was still worrisome, however, and doctors said they could not rule out the possibility that more cancer cases will develop among the firefighters as time goes on.