A steel block from the twin towers of the World Trade Center located at the memorial site in California – Photo: AFP
In 2009, authorities in the state of New York and New Jersey set up committees to collect and list what was left of the tower.
What they recovered was the remains of the attack: broken glasses frames, office workers’ belongings, crushed cars of firefighters and policemen who rushed to the scene to rescue them. people.
But most of it is iron and steel with more than 7,000 tons stored at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. In 2016, many fire departments, police, libraries, museums, military organizations, veterans, and governments in many parts of the US asked for these relics.
Most of these pieces of steel are used to set up small memorials across the United States, in parks, parking lots, roundabouts on the road, outside government agencies …
In addition to New York, these pieces of steel are present in 50 states of the US and also abroad such as Canada, Germany, Italy, UK, Israel, US military bases in Korea, Afghanistan.
The American flag flutters at a 9/11 memorial in New Jersey – Photo: Bloomberg
For many families of the victims whose bodies were never found after the 9/11 attacks, these pieces of steel are all that helps them remember their loved ones. The memorials also help spread awareness across the country about the tragedy in New York.
In fact, this is only a small part of the million tons of debris recovered from the attack and the US government has sold more than 200,000 tons of construction steel to the world market.
“After the first anniversary, most of the steel frames from the World Trade Center have started their ‘new life’ in Asia, being recast into panels, steel bars and even kitchenware” – Mr. Hollerans said.
Steel bars from the twin towers are placed at a memorial site in Arizona – Photo: Bloomberg
Pieces of steel from the twin towers are stored at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York – Photo: Washington Post
On September 11, 2001, two towers of the World Trade Center in the United States were attacked. Al Qaeda fighters hijacked four passenger planes that were headed towards the World Trade Center, two of which crashed into New York towers, the other crashed near the Pentagon, and the other crashed near the Pentagon. The rest fell in the state of Pennsylvania.
In New York, the attack completely destroyed two towers and claimed the lives of 2,753 people. Currently, this area has rebuilt new World Trade Center buildings, of which World Trade Center Building One is the main building.