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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Sep 09, 2018. 20 comments

A New York City Train Station Opens for the First Time After Being Destroyed in 9/11

A New York City Train Station Opens for the First Time After Being Destroyed in 9/11

Nearly seventeen years after being destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the WTC Cortlandt subway station has finally opened to the public.

The station will now be a stop on the No. 1 line and has been renamed WTC Cortlandt as a nod to Cortlandt Street, the street upon which the World Trade Center was later built. It began servicing the city at noon on Saturday, September...

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Tyler Rogoway Tyler Rogoway Dec 21, 2017. 24 comments

New Photos Of Dick Cheney On 9/11 Show The Gravity Of The Attacks

New Photos Of Dick Cheney On 9/11 Show The Gravity Of The Attacks

Just over 350 never-before-seen images of Vice President Dick Cheney on 9/11 have been released by the National Archives. They span the entire day, from him seeing the twin towers burning on a tiny TV in his office, to leaving to “an undisclosed location” (aka Camp David) that evening.

These shots will bring back lots of emotions for anyone alive on that day, but they also underline just how...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 20, 2017. 24 comments

This Man Checked 9/11 Hijackers Onto The Plane And It Haunted Him For Years

This Man Checked 9/11 Hijackers Onto The Plane And It Haunted Him For Years

On Sept. 11, 2001, an employee working the ticket counter at Dulles International Airport checked two passengers onto their flight. He didn’t know those two men would soon hijack the flight and crash it into the Pentagon, and he certainly didn’t know how much guilt he would carry for years to come.

It was American Airlines Flight 77, and according to NPR, the two men arrived late to check in....

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Tyler Rogoway Tyler Rogoway Aug 19, 2017. 18 comments

This Chilling Documentary Recounts The Chaos Of 9/11 Through FAA Recordings

This Chilling Documentary Recounts The Chaos Of 9/11 Through FAA Recordings

Many lessons were learned the hard way on 9/11 , but one of the biggest was just how unprepared our defenses were for an internal attack. While the Federal Aviation Administration did an incredible job landing all planes, the problems with communications and decision making and lack of flexibility in procedures when it came to intercepting aerial threats inside the country were disastrous.

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