The September 11 Digital Archive has
gathered on this page links to a variety of reliable web resources
that can help answer a number of the most frequently asked questions
(FAQS) regarding the September 11 attacks and their aftermath. Links
to the New York Times may require that you register with
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The FAQs have been divided into
History of the World Trade Center
II.The September 11 Attacks
III. The Immediate Response
to and Consequences of the Attacks in NYC, Including Information Regarding
IV. Rebuilding Efforts
Section I: The History of the World Trade Center
Q: When, how, and why was
the World Trade Center built?
A: Professor Emil Malizia of the University
of North Carolina's Department of City and Regional Planning has developed
an extensive website
exploring the history of the World Trade Center, with a particular
focus upon the consequences of the WTC for lower Manhattan. Professor
Malizia also includes a helpful annotated bibliography.
II: The Attacks Themselves
Q: What was the order of
events on that day?
Sept. 11 (102 Minutes). From the New York Times.
of events before, during, and after attack. From the New York
Q: Do you have any
information regarding the hijacking suspects? From which countries
were the hijacking suspects?
A: The New York Times has collected
much of the publicly available information
on the hijacking suspects. The Washington Post has charted
of connections" between the hijacking suspects. None of the hijacking
suspects were from Iraq, and no credible information connects the
terrorist attacks of September 11 to Saddam Hussein's former government
in Iraq. A good review of the
evidence regarding Iraq and terrorism can be found in the Washington
Post. Documents relating to the U.S. response to Iraq's
harboring of known terrorists in Baghdad during the 1980s can be found
at the National Security
Q: What are the details
of the hijacked flights? How many/which flights were highjacked? How
many passengers were aboard? What route did the flight take? What
happened in the last few minutes of the hijacked planes? Was there
recorded communication to/from the planes during the hijackings?
Tracker From the New York Times.
Center Crash From the New York Times.
Against the Pentagon. From the Washington Post.
Crash From the New York Times.
of flights From the New York Times
Q: Was a threat was lodged against
Air Force One on the day terrorists attacked the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon?
A: No, as the Washington Post
the White House has backed away from this claim, which they first
made after the President had been criticized for flying to Louisiana
and Nebraska before returning to Washington
Section III: The Immediate Response to
and Consequences of the Attacks in NYC
Q: Do you have information regarding
A: CNN has compiled lists of the victims.
A: The New York Times has also assembled demographic
information on the WTC victims of 9/11.
Q: How many FDNY companies responded
and from where?
A: Map: The
Fire Deptartment's Response. From the New York Times.
of the emergency response.From the New York Times.
Q: Where can I find
a list of the rescuers who responded to the first call? Which rescuers
A: The Rescuers.
From the New York Times.
Q: What are the details of the
FDNY radio transmissions from 9/11?
9/11 Dispatches. From the New York Times.
Q: How did the towers
the towers stood and fell. From the New York Times.
the Towers. From the New York Times.
A: W.T.C. Collapse:
New Report (3/29/02). From the New York Times.
Q: How did 7
A: A careful examination
of the role of trusses in the collapse of 7 WTC. From the New
Section IV: Rebuilding Efforts
Q: Where can I find information
about the rebuilding?
A: For New York City from the New
Big: A Plan?
of engineering details below WTC
A: For Washington, D.C. from the Washington Post:
Q: How did the U.S. react
militarily to 9/11? What was the domestic response?
on Afghanistan and the domestic reaction Attacks on Afghanistan and
the domestic reaction. From the New York Times.