The tragic day of 9/11 in American history through numbers

According to Columbia University in New York, the collapse of the South Tower caused a 2.1-magnitude tremor, while the North Tower collapsed generated a 2.3-magnitude tremor on the seismometer. More than 4.5 million square meters of office space in the World Trade Center (WTC), where 1,430 companies with 50,000 employees from 26 countries call the WTC “offices”, has lost four times as much space. of the Sears Tower in Chicago.

More than 700 properties in the WTC complex, twice the number at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, were destroyed or severely damaged. Twenty-one office buildings in Lower Manhattan, along with a number of buildings in the Southtown section of Kansas City, Missouri, were affected by the attack. 22,000 people in Lower Manhattan claimed job loss benefits 30 days after 9/11. New York City is projected to lose 57,000 jobs by the end of 2003 as a result of the attack.

1,337 vehicles were crushed when the tower collapsed, including 91 vehicles of the fire protection force. 1.5 million hours of work over the course of 261 days were spent removing debris at the World Trade Center site. 4,600 Pentagon workers were temporarily displaced. 1,444 trash cans have been removed from Metro station areas in the Washington D.C. area.

The New York City Fire Department has lost 343 employees, nearly half the number of deaths on duty in its 100-year history. Nearly half of Washington’s 25,000 hotel workers lost their jobs in September 2001. Half of them have been re-rented.

The FBI has assigned more than 2,500 of its 11,500 agents to counterterrorism operations. 350,000 pages from the CIA and 20,000 pages of FBI documents were generated for congressional hearings on possible intelligence failures before 9/11. The US has offered a reward of up to $ 25 million, as the Rewards for Justice program pays for information leading to the capture of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

In the three months leading up to September 11, 2001, the CIA transferred the names of 300 terrorist fighters each month to monitoring agencies. By September, the number had grown to nearly 1,000; in October was 1,400, then leveled off to less than 900 names per month. There are 564 people detained at the US Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, accused of belonging to al-Qaeda or the Taliban.

Eight nationwide call centers with 20,000 volunteers recorded 300,000 calls within the first 15 minutes of the telecommunications program America: A Tribute to Heroes on September 21, raising $ 112 million. Meanwhile, monthly sales of airport limousines after 9/11 fell from $666 million to $333 million a month, nationally.

In October, nationwide, 55,000 cafeteria jobs were lost. Nationwide, restaurant sales fell by $6 billion in September 2001. Average daily sales for the Afghan Grill restaurant in Edison, New Jersey, fell from $1,300 to $100 a month after the attacks. 161 countries participate in asset freezes on suspicion of terrorism.

120 jets were stuck on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on September 11. The airline industry lost $5 billion between September 11 and September 30 and requested $24 billion in aid from the federal government. Nationally, hotel occupancy dropped to 52.3% from September 16 to September 22, down 25.9% over the same period in 2000.

Due to tighter restrictions, however, the number of drugs seized along the 1,962-mile US-Mexico border fell 80% in the two weeks following the terrorist attack, compared with the same period a year earlier.

On September 17, the Salt Lake City Olympics Organizing Committee announced a red, white and blue Olympic pin with the words “United we will win” for $ 5. By the next day, 60,000 orders had been received. The Broadway shows grossed $9.6 million in the week ending September 9, 2001, while the week ending September 16 had a gross of $3.5 million and audiences dropped by more than 100,000 down to 65,155 people.

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