On September 11, 20 years ago, the United States was shocked by a large-scale terrorist attack, targeting the symbols of the country. In New York, two planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing the collapse of seven other buildings in the area.
The attack claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, including terrorists, and 343 firefighters, who were dispatched to rescue people in distress and treat the scene.
In the blink of an eye, the symbols of America were engulfed in flames and smoke, and everyone present at the scene fled, trying to save their lives. Those moments have been captured in hundreds of thousands of photos and become an unforgettable memory and pain in the minds of the people of the United States as well as those who love peace.
Among the photos taken, it is impossible not to mention Aman Zafar, who was living in an apartment in the state of New Jersey, located across from the World Trade Center, a short distance from a wide river. . This man has a hobby of photographing buildings across the river and he did not expect to one day record almost the entire process of the collapse of the proud iconic twin towers of the United States.
Pictures of the World Trade Center weeks (or months) before the terrorist attack. The peacefulness of the iconic building makes people feel regret and anxiety every time they look back and think about what’s going to happen next.
Here’s the view from the balcony of Aman’s house, looking out onto the twin towers and other magnificent New York City buildings across the river.
Aman said he did not witness the two terrorist planes crashing into the South and North buildings of the World Trade Center, until 3-4 minutes after the plane hit the second building, he did not know. know the story and start taking out the camera.
Many people standing below Aman’s apartment watched what was happening across the river in panic, unaware of what was happening.
Not long after, tears fell.
The fire in the building on the left spread very quickly, the top floors were quickly engulfed in thick smoke.
An hour later, the building on the right started to collapse but Aman and the others thought that wasn’t the worst…
The buildings in the complex were also affected, collapsing one after another. Everything was gradually “swallowed” by the smoke, including the buildings near the river.
All attention was focused on the building on the left and just as one had feared, it began to shake, explode, and collapse.
Part of the building’s frame is still visible before everything hit the ground.
Smoke and dust spread from the rubble, covering everything.
That afternoon, the smoke was still thick. People living in New Jersey also gathered in the park below Aman’s house to observe the scene.
The evening of a few days later, the smoke still hadn’t cleared up in Manhattan.
A few days after the terrorist attack, the World Trade Center disappeared, leaving the hearts of all Americans with an unrelenting obsession.
Source: Aman Zafar