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My Story: September 11, 2001
      This site was developed by an international consumer internet service provider, which claims that it will not take the site out of commission. It is a collection of over 300...[more]

New York Magazine Online Memorial
      The online memorials are only a small part of this website from New York Metro Magazine. The memorial page does include links to seven other online memorials. The site includes...[more]

Brainstorms & Raves: Attack on America
      Developed, designed, and written by Shirley E. Kaiser, owner of SKDesigns, this site links to several other websites. There are eleven personal stories from people who escaped...[more]

The Stinky Artists' Collective
      This is not a very stylish website, but it follows the fascinating web postings from a group of friends, who are artists in NYC. They provide stories of their experiences...[more]

Slashdot: First-Person Account Of Today's Attacks
      The Slashdot site is a snapshot in time of what a very close-knit community of computer-oriented people were doing on September 11th in order to keep up with the flow of news. ...[more]

Kottke.org
      This is the personal website/weblog of Jason Kottke, a web designer. He has 30-40 links to eyewitness reports about and images of the 9/11 attacks. You can read his own evolving...[more]

The Tin Man: 11 September 2001
      This is a long, detailed, blog from 9/11. The author was in Manhattan when the towers collapsed and had a friend working on the hundredth floor of tower one. The author includes...[more]

netWert Ideapad
      This is a well written blog from 9/11. The site also has a search engine that when "September Eleventh" is entered returns with many interesting results....[more]

e x e g e s i s
      The author of this blog was a NYU student who was in Manahattan at the time of the attacks. Her story includes an eyewitness account of watching one of the towers fall. She...[more]

DirtDirt
      Several pictures of the WTC burning are offered here as well as the weblog from a man who witnessed the attacks from a...[more]

BroadwayStars.com
      Brodaway Stars is website devoted to news about and from Broadway. This link takes you to an on-line message and announcement board from the days before and after 9/11. There are...[more]

p r i m e - n u m b e r . c o m -- everything is temporary
      A George Washington University student who was in Washington D.C at the time of the Pentagon attacks wrote this blog. Included in his blog are many links to other 9/11 related...[more]

CamWorld: Archives: 2001: 08
      This is a blog covering 9/11 and the following days. The blog was recorded hourly and it is possible to see the author's continuous reaction to the unfolding events. This site...[more]

sapphireblue // michelle kinsey-clinton
      This is an extensively hyperlinked weblog from a woman working in downtown Washington D.C at the time of the 9/11 attacks. She offers her experiences and reflections here as well...[more]

ambivalent attitudes
      This is a blog by an Englishman living in NYC since 1998. At the time of the attack he was at a filming of Live With Regis and...[more]

andrew.diary-x.com - Day two.
      This is a blog by a former NYU student living in Philadelphia. He includes a very interesting and graphic email by a NYU linguistics professor who was so close to the first...[more]

Columbia University -- September 11 Status Page
      This is a message board set up for Columbia students to list information on their saftety following the 9/11 attacks. The message board contains over three thousand contributions...[more]

WorldTradeAftermath.com
      This extremely navigable site has a large amount of information helpful to survivors and victims' friends and families. It is frequently updated and lists important reminders such...[more]

Ideapad
      This is a personal story of a man who worked on the 24th floor of the World Financial Center, across the street from the World Trade Center. He describes his experience in...[more]

The September 11th Fund
      This is the official site of the the September 11th Fund. It has a plethora of information about the fund and pertinent information for survivor's and victims' families about...[more]

New York City 9/11/2001 -- Still Standing Tall
      This is an well written account of one New York woman's experiences on 9/11. The site has many 9/11 links....[more]

WOIFM? »»»» America at War
      This is a very patriotic blog from 9/11 and the following days. The author includes interesting snippets of other people's stories and gives information ranging from how to...[more]

David Gallagher
      David F. Gallagher, a freelance writer and editor from Brooklyn, created this site, which includes photographs and video taken of the World Trade Center from Brooklyn. There are...[more]

[ b r o o k l y n k i d ]
      This is a 9/11 blog written by a Brooklyn resident. It continues for several days and includes a few amateur photos. ...[more]

DeanLand.WebLogs.Com : BLACK TUESDAY
      This is blog from 9/11 by a man from the NYC suburbs. He includes in his blog several personal letters, many thoughts and comments, and numerous links to other sites....[more]

Andy's WTC Chronology
      This blog starts on 9/11 with the author's account of working in the Woolworth building, two blocks from World Trade Center, as the first plane hit. In the following days the...[more]

Flutter...Glub...Meow: Where am I?
      The author of this blog is a Boston resident. She writes about her feelings, experiences, and reflections and lists many diverse ways to help the country and the survivors recover...[more]

Wikipedia: September 11, 2001
      Wikipedia is a project to produce a complete online encyclopedia. There are articles about everything including current events. There are personal stories from people around the...[more]

The 11 September War on Terror Portal
      This site was created to remind people why the war on terrorism is being waged. It includes an essay by one of its creators, Ken Anderson, on the importance of remembering the...[more]

Twin Towers Crash.Net
      This is an attractive site dedicated to making peace in the aftermath of the WTC attacks. It is some what light on content but does offer a few stories, articles, photos, and...[more]

Flight 93: Forty Lives, One Destiny
      Post Gazette staff writer Dennis B. Roddy wrote this comprehensive story on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in western Pennsylvania. The article profiles several...[more]

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: The Works of Humankind
      Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Concern is a web journal that is an offshoot of Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Journal which is published four times each year. The September 19th...[more]

WTC Terrorism Experience
      This is a personal story written by a man who worked in the World Trade Center Tower 1. He wrote the entry on September 11 as an email to his family and friends in order to let...[more]

91 E-Mails From Ground Zero
      This is a story published in The American Lawyer Magazine on November 2, 2001. It is a fascinating collection of emails sent by a law partner of a firm on the 89th floor of the...[more]

Escaping from World Trade Center
      Yin Liang, a worker for Lehman Brothers equities e-commerce website wrote about the details of his escape from the World Trade Center Tower 1. Along with these details are...[more]

A Survivor's Story
      This is an entry in the Queens Regular Baptist Church website, which includes a story written by “Roz,” as well as a firefighter’s story and other survivor stories. There are also...[more]

Eric Levine's Story: BBC News
      He worked for Morgan Stanley on the 64th floor of Tower 2 of the World Trade Center. He heard the plane hit tower 1 and decided to evacuate. He was down to the 50th floor when...[more]

Richard Wajda's Story: BBC News
      He was on his way to the World Financial Center when the first plane hit and debris fell out of the World Trade Center, hitting him on the head. Hysterical, he phoned his office...[more]

Brendan MacWade's Story: BBC News
      He was at work at Lehman Brothers IT headquarters on the 40th floor of the World Trade Center when the plane hit. When he reached the mezzanine level of the building, he realized...[more]

Mike Shillaker's Story: BBC News
      He and a colleague were visiting from the UK and were headed toward a meeting on floor 72 of the World Trade Center Tower 2 when the first plane hit. They decided to evacuate even...[more]

David Hsia's Story: BBC News
      He was in his store on the Concourse level when the first tower was hit. After evacuating his store, he left. He ran when the second plane hit and watched as Tower 2 fell. He...[more]

Sue Frederick's Story: BBC News
      She was in World Trade Center Tower 1 when the plane hit. She began to evacuate through a maze of stairways and down 77 flights. When she reached the 3rd floor, the second tower...[more]

Anshuman Das's Story: BBC News
      He worked near the World Trade Center and heard the plane just before the crash. He waited to evacuate until after the collapse of Tower 2. He describes walking through the...[more]

Richard Prescott Stearns's Story: BBC News
      He is from London and had experienced terrorist bombings from only two street away, but he states that nothing prepared him for what happened on September 11. He was one of the...[more]

William Frankenstein's Story: BBC News
      He is a student at Stuyvesant High School who watched things unfold from the classroom windows before ordered to evacuate. Just after leaving the school, he had to run to escape...[more]

Operation Infinite Justice
      This site is an email message received by Andrew Leyden from a friend of his who lives in Manhattan. It focuses on the fire stations that the author visited in the days following...[more]

WTC-Surviversreport from Scott (Fwrded)
      This is thread of a digital conversation discussing 9/11 and the United States' reaction to it. The conversation varies from personal stories, to strong critiques of the Bush...[more]

Under the Bridge
      Paul Berman has written about his personal experience watching the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center from his home in Brooklyn. He describes walking along Atlantic...[more]

Scrapped
      David Grann has written about his personal experience on September 11, first from the vantage point of his rooftop just after the collapse of one of the towers. Then he was able...[more]

Barb and Ed: Reflections of Sept. 11
      This site is put together by a couple from the Bronx, New York. They watched the towers collapse from City Island in the Bronx. Included is a slide show with twenty-two pictures...[more]

Poynter.org: Covering the Attack
      A new consultant at the Wall Street Journal, the author was spending the week in New York City with his wife. He arrived at the World Trade Center just as the first plane hit...[more]

WTC Survival Stories
      These nine survival stories are part of a website run by Douglas Kelley, which dispenses information on art and art receptions in New York City. It is unclear who the writers of...[more]

The Phoenix Rising: A Survivor's Story
      The Little White Dog website is written by computer engineers who review computer games and hardware. This story is submitted by one of their forum members. He worked on the...[more]

Pentagon Survivor Tells of Narrow Escape
      This is the personal story of an Army administration specialist, Michael Petrovich, who survived the terror attack at the Pentagon as told to Beth Reece of the Army Link News. He...[more]

CBC News Indepth: U.S. Under Attack
      The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website has a large portion dedicated to the terrorist attacks. This story is one of many that they archived. The site also includes...[more]

Tonya Young: Manhattan World Trade Center Survivor
      This is the story of a young woman who worked for Lehman Brothers a the World Financial Center. She arrived by train just after the first plane hit, and she describes the scene...[more]

CNN.com: Trade Center Survivor Recounts Harrowing Escape
      Written by Phil Oye, this is the story of an information architect who lives in Manhattan. He was changing trains at the World Trade Center when the first plane hit. The CNN...[more]

A Fireman's Story
      Ronald T. Coyne, a New York firefighter, added his story to this website from the Queens Regular Baptist Church. He came on the scene of the World Trade Center as the first...[more]

Survivor recalls Pentagon blast
      This is an article chronicling the escape of a 31-yearold woman from the Pentagon after it was struck by flight 77. Badly burned, she dragged an injured co-worker to safety....[more]

Ron Saladino: A World Trade Center Crash Survivor's Story
      Ron Saladino joined a cnn.com chat room from New York on September 13. This is an edited transcript of the session. Saladino provided a description of his experience in building...[more]

Timothy McSweeney's Unreserved Embrace, Across the River
      This is a beautifally written account of one man's experience of watching the WTC attack from the New Jersey side of the Hudson river. It was written as an article for the...[more]

The Fine Line
      The author of this blog witnessed the aftermath of the attacks only a few blocks from the WTC. He took many amazing photos which can be linked to from his blog....[more]

Manhattan Disaster Stories
      The first story on this site is an eerie, disturbing, powerful account of a man who volunteered to help find survivor's and then dig for bodies in the wreckage of the WTC. The...[more]

Missing Pieces
      This is a collection of stories by different authors entitled "Missing Pieces." The storytelling is of a high quality and many of the authors offer deep and profound reflections...[more]

Ground Zero: A dedication to the men and women at the World Trade Center
      This small website is arranged well and was created as a memorial to those who died at the World Trade Center. It contains poetry and personal essays submitted by people from...[more]

The Nation: September 11, 2001
      This website from The Nation Magazine includes over 30 web articles written since September 11 and over 15 articles from their archives. It also includes external links to...[more]

America on Alert
      Through this page, one can get access to powerful photoessays on September 11. Two of them are a series of photos by James Nachtwey for Time Magazine, and another is by Anthony...[more]

Shattered
      These are fourteen powerful photos on the Time Magazine web site taken by award winning photographer James Nachtwey....[more]

National Air Traffic Controllers Association
      The National Air Traffic Controllers Association created this website as a memorial to September 11th. It has many of the same features as other sites including memorials to...[more]

Diary of a New Yorker
      This journal of Kim Abramson starts on September 11 and goes through October 28, 2001. The journal is part of a site run by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. ...[more]

Where Were You?
      This site features over 2000 compelling first-person narratives of the crisis, many from young people. These personal stories come from across the United States and a few foreign...[more]

Document New York 9-11-01
      This project is sponsored by the Flux Factory, which is a not for profit arts organization in Brooklyn. The site includes links to two stories explaining the project. One is a...[more]

Network of Educators on the Americas/Teaching for Change Multicultural Resources
      Even though this site was created as a teaching resource for grades K-12, the articles are informative for everyone. The site is divided into seven different areas. The teaching...[more]

WTC and Lower Manhattan--past and future
      This site is part of the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research at SUNY-Albany. It is a scholarly website divided into six areas of interest plus an...[more]

Dealing with 9/11: A Teacher's College Record Online Call for Student Work
      The Teacher’s College Record is an online journal from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University. This particular site is a call for papers from students in grades k-12 for a...[more]

Remember
      The Greenstar Foundation is a group that builds solar powered community centers in impoverished villages around the world. They record the culture of the village and sell the...[more]

World Trade Center, NYC, 9/11-9/12/01.....from the eyes of Eddie!
      This is an email a New Jersey fireman wrote to his colleagues, friends and family about his experiences on 9/11. It is an interesting piece starkly displaying the utter confusion...[more]

New York City Stories
      David Vanadia created this website in August 2001 to collect stories about New York City. After September 11th, he dedicated part of it to the World Trade Center. He has...[more]

9-11-2001.org
      A highly comprehensive website launched on September 11, 2001, and designed by J. Ong. There are links to many other sites that memorialize the tragedy, as well as several...[more]

JewzNewz.com
      This site has links to press releases that pertain to the Jewish community and reaction or response to September 11. The site also offers a forum for discussion by viewers. They...[more]

September 11, 2001 Victims
      One of the best memorial websites, this site has the most comprehensive updated lists of the victims of the terror attacks. This list is arranged alphabetically and each victim’s...[more]

PBS: America Responds
      A part of the PBS website, this includes links to PBS shows that offer news and analysis, and ten links to excerpts from PBS shows offering background resources. There are...[more]

September 11, 2001
      The website begins with patriotic graphics and quotes from President Bush. There are audio links, as well as links to information sites, eleven links to people updates, and...[more]

The Hope Project
      This site explains the HOPE Project, which took place in Boston on October 11, 2001. A skywriter wrote the word HOPE over the city and 5,000 postcards with the word hope printed...[more]

The Fray
      The fray is a website dedicated to personal expression. The site begins with fourteen personal stories and reflections about their lives on September 11. Beyond these...[more]

World Trade Aftermath
      John Haller created this website, which is made up mostly of links to other sites. The homepage includes updates on the memorial Tribute in Light, as well as information on the...[more]

Commemorate WTC
      A team of international web developers from a dozen companies developed this comprehensive website. The site has some unique features such as a flower wall where guests place...[more]

The New York City Fire Fighter, Police & EMS Memorial
      Mitch Mendler, a paramedic and fire fighter from San Diego created this site as a memorial to the fire fighters, EMS, and police officers who lost their lives on September 11. ...[more]

Inhuman Swill
      Bill Shunn created this site on September 11 as a place where family and friends could post the names of survivors of the terrorist attacks. It serves as a useful snapshot in...[more]

Unity after World Trade Center Attacks: Survivors, Victims, Memorials
      This website is divided into seven sections with the titles: "Know", "Inspire", "Learn", "Remember", "Help", "Speak", and "Links. Each section serves a different purpose. ...[more]

World Trade Center Tribute
      This 9/11 tribute site is nicely designed and features several touching flash movies. Browsers are encouraged to make donations through the site to 9/11 charities. The site links...[more]

World Trade Center Miracles
      This website offers a little of everything, although it is nevertheless well organized. It serves two purposes. One is to offer resources to people wanting to research the World...[more]

World Trade Center and Pentagon Disaster Information and Memorial
      This site’s contents were contributed by people from around the world and are available in nine different languages. The internal links include poetry, pictures, music, articles,...[more]

Dichotomy: It Was a Matter of Time and Place
      This site, created by Jeff Gates, is similar to other personal story or reflection sites except that it is organized slightly differently. The site is set up into a dichotomy of...[more]

Rebuilding NYC - brought to you by Gotham Gazette
      The Gotham Gazette has set aside part of its website for information on the rebuilding of New York City. The site includes weekly features, such as a calendar of events and...[more]

Port Authority Police Memorial
      This site pays tribute to the thirty-seven Port Authority Police officers who lost their lives in the World Trade Center disaster. Each officer’s photograph is posted on the...[more]

September 11th Memorial
      This memorial was created by a man in Portland, Oregon who wanted to do something to help after the September 11th tragedy. The site includes memorials to all of the victims,...[more]

Irish Tribute: A Memorial to the Irish Victims
      Irish Abroad created this website as a tribute to people of Irish decent who lost their lives on September 11th. The site includes reflections, poetry, and Irish blessings, as...[more]

Flight 93 Legacy Main Menu
      This website, created by Robert Young is dedicated to the legacy of flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The site includes links to new stories related to the...[more]

Flight 93 Memorial
      This site is a tribute to the victims of flight 93. The passengers and crew are listed in alphabetical order, most are pictured in photographs with links to news stories and...[more]

Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. - Internet Rumors Hoaxes Folklore
      This site is dedicated to debunking the urban myths and rumors that started after 9/11. Many of the urban myths here are essentially racist--Arab-American Dunkin'Donuts employees...[more]

us-them.com
      This creative site begins with a dark silhouette of an airplane that contains the outlines of the World Trade Center twin towers. One of them links to stories and the other links...[more]

MrBellersNeighborhood
      Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood is an internet magazine that publishes original works about New York City. These works include essays, photo montages, and reports. The site is fronted...[more]

World Trade Center Volunteer Program
      Cross Cultural Solutions is an orginization that sends volunteers all over the world to help in cris situations. CCS played a leading role in providing volunteers and helping...[more]

911 Tribute Memorial compiled by Steve Golding
      This tribute site contains two emotional and harrowing flash movies plus an extremely gripping story by a man who worked in World Trade Center 1, and was a block from his building...[more]

National Park Service: 9-11-01 Remembrance
      The National Park Service 9.11.01 Remembrance online exhibit is a culmination of materials collected over the past 10 months that document the involvement of National Park Service...[more]

www.suzannahbtroy.com
      This beautifally designed website offers the thoughts of the webmaster, stories of others, many pictures all in tribute to 9/11 and in particular to the too many members of FDNY...[more]

US 911 Network - Attack On America Hub
      This website was created by Charles Caro, an internet businessman, to provide easy access to information on September 11th. The site is divided into fourteen sections, each of...[more]

MilitaryWeek.com
      This page on militaryweek.com remembers 9/11 two years later by offering links leading to 9/11 political analysis articles from a wide array of good sources. The larger site...[more]

Terrorism Unites America v.3.2 >>> online Time Capsule
      This is an online time capsule where browsers may view documents from around the time of the attacks. These documents, stories, and images are put into the following categories:...[more]

One View of Many%u2026
      The author of this 9/11 account, Jonathon Segal, was standing next to the WTC when the planes hit. He describes seeing burning wreckage hitting the ground and picking up a...[more]

Filling in for a father
      This is an article written for Gazette.com about the struggling Moy family, who lost husband Ted Moy in the attack on the...[more]

Nurturing a family's spirit
      This is an article written for Gazette.com about the struggling Moy famliy who lost husband Ted Moy in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon....[more]

Finally, an opportunity to grieve
      This is an article written for Gazette.com about the struggling Moy family who lost husband Ted Moy in the attack on the...[more]

Sept. 11: A Campus Reflects
      The Duke News webpage has several articles exploring the student and faculty reaction to the September Eleventh anniversary. There is also a piece by the school president...[more]

Click2Disasters - September 11: America Attacked - Chapter 1 - Preface
      A subsection in a larger site devoted to disasters, click2disasters.com, this part details the 9/11 attacks. The site allowes browsers to navigate by topic (i.e Flight 93) and...[more]

NewYork911
      With many features, good design, and plentiful information this 9/11 site is worth a visit. Features include a chat room, a casualty list, poems, WTC statistics, a timeline,...[more]

re:constructions
      The MIT Comparative Media community created "re:constructions - reflections on humanity and media after tragedy" in order to analyze, explore, challenge, examine, analyze, debate,...[more]