This is a view from the Lower East Side of Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers would have been visible prior to the collapse of the buildings after a terrorist attack in New York Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Bill Pilc)
Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Sep. 10, 2011 @ 04:26 PM
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, terrorists hijacked airplanes and used them to destroy the Twin Towers in New York City and damage the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. One of the planes crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
Excluding the 19 hijackers, the death toll stands at 2,998 with 24 more presumed dead,