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9 of the 11 Facts You Should Know About 9/11

The attacks on the towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City defined an epoch. 14 years on, the incident is still fresh in the minds of many and still influences social sensibilities, art and culture, and foreign policy. The Garter Press brings you 9 of the things you should know, and definitely not the the 2…

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: In this handout from RRP, Team Macarie, a artist's rendering released September 7, 2006 shows the Manhattan skyline as proposed after the construction of the future Freedom Tower and other buildings in lower Manhattan as seen from the Hudson river. World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein and architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Fuhimo Maki unveiled designs for three new skyscrapers on the site of the former World Trade Center that will replace the buildings destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by RRP, Team Macarie via Getty Images)

The attacks on the towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City defined an epoch. 14 years on, the incident is still fresh in the minds of many and still influences social sensibilities, art and culture, and foreign policy.

The Garter Press brings you 9 of the things you should know, and definitely not the the 2 things that you can never know, about 9/11.

  1. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda to be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City.
  1. Within two hours, both 110-story towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures
  1. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side.
  1. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers.
  1. Although the Al-Quaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, initially denied any involvement, in 2004, he claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives.
  1. 17 Unique Artworks were destroyed in the collapse of the twin towers.
  1. The attacks caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage
  1.  2,996 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes.
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  1. Following the attacks, President Bush’s approval rating soared to 90%