Collapse of the World Trade Center

Mrs. Carpinelli, Leah McDermott, Period 6

The twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2011 due to two hijacked US planes crashing into them. Everything in the towers, except for the steel, turned into fine dust, creating toxic fumes. The fires burned for 3 months with temperatures as high as 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. The clean up lasted until March of the following years. Nearly 3,000 people were killed and many more injured.