Tag: World Trade Center (Manhattan, NY)

After the Coronavirus, Don’t Forget the Paramedics

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was working as a paramedic in Lower Manhattan. I responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center. In dust so thick it shrouded the sun, my fellow rescue workers and I picked our way through the rubble, looking for survivors. Very few of us had masks. […]

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The Hidden Feats That Built New York’s Towering Skyscrapers

Over the years, architects have not been the only ones to inscribe New York’s skyline — the signature image of the last American century — across the urban ether. Among others, structural engineers, practical poets of often towering imagination and import, have also figured out how to scale those heights. Skyscrapers are team efforts, after […]

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What Sept. 11 Taught Us About Confronting Catastrophe

From careful planning and much drilling, medical workers knew without being told that they should roll a fleet of gurneys and wheelchairs onto the sidewalk outside St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, New York’s last mortal catastrophe. But there they remained, empty. Nothing spoke louder than those mute, […]

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As Trump Botches the Coronavirus Crisis, I Long for … Giuliani

On Monday morning, I watched the news conferences held by Rudolph Giuliani on Sept. 11, 2001, when he was still the mayor of New York. Eighteen-plus years later, they look like dispatches from a remote and impossible universe, a place where dolphins roamed the earth and the sun shone pink. But at the time, they […]

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With a Year Until Guantánamo’s 9/11 Trial, the Military Has a Long To-Do List

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — After a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the Caribbean, the Navy captain in charge of this remote Pentagon outpost declared a tsunami warning. Word reached the base school and boats on the bay but never got to the war […]

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C.I.A. Interrogator Testifies That He Threatened to Kill Prisoner’s Son

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — The C.I.A. contractor who interrogated Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the man accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, testified on Monday that he threatened to kill one of Mr. Mohammed’s sons if there was another attack on […]

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5 Sites That Show How Much Lower Manhattan Has Changed

It’s no secret that Lower Manhattan has completely remade itself. Again. Over the past decade or so, the global financial center, which used to become a ghost town on evenings and weekends after business hours, has developed into a 24/7 neighborhood teeming with hotels, restaurants and young parents pushing strollers. A new book, “A Century […]

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The Saudi Connection: Inside the 9/11 Case That Divided the F.B.I.

This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Tim Golden is an editor-at-large and Sebastian Rotella is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine. On the morning of Sept. 11 last year, about two dozen family members of those killed in the terror attacks filed into the White House to visit with President […]

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Did the Saudis Play a Role in the 9/11 Attacks? Here’s What We Found.

F.B.I. agents who secretly investigated Saudi connections to the 9/11 attacks for more than a decade after high-level officials discounted any government links found circumstantial evidence of such support but could not find a smoking gun, a joint investigation by The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica shows. One dogged F.B.I. agent in San Diego […]

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