911 and dauntless hope
At the 15–year anniversary of 911, the new skyline of Manhattan is one of hope. One World Trade Center, the tallest building in New York City at 1,776 feet, is a symbol of resilience. A total of 25,000 worked on the tower, a marvel of architecture with its ninety million pounds of steel.
It rose from the rubble of Ground Zero.
On the day of the deadliest terrorist attack in American history, roughly 3,000 people perished when the twin towers collapsed.
Watching the updated “102 Minutes That Changed America” is heart-wrenching as we relive the day. It begins when people are shocked to discover that planes were used as bombs. We see the towers on fire, people falling from the sky, and the panic that enveloped lower Manhattan.
But footage from several documentaries also weaves in the heroics of the day – the firemen who risked their lives to spare others, and the ferry boat captains who helped ½ million escape the island.
Those heroics have endured, revealing our resilience. The world can see we are dauntless with our new skyline of hope.