Rare View of First Impact on 9/11

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    Nov 17, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/09/wtc_photoessay200609#slide=2American Airlines Flight 11 (visible in the upper right-hand corner of the photo) approaches the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This largely unknown triptych (the subsequent images follow), shot from a Brooklyn window, was part of an ongoing Internet art exhibition that displayed updated panoramas of downtown Manhattan every four seconds. A time code can be seen in the lower right-hand corner of each frame.


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    This image is one of perhaps only four known audiovisual records of the final moments of AA11.
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:56 AM GMT
    I happened to watch a National Geographic documentary about 9/11 on YouTube last night. I still find the whole thing mind-blowing, eleven years later.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-B6c6xxXug
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    Nov 17, 2012 11:40 AM GMT
    I'm sure the ones who lost family and friends will enjoy seeing it....again. Too bad there are no close-ups so we can re-experience the horror of people leaping to their deaths....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    The last thing I want to see is the moments from one of the most traumatic days in my life shown to me again
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI happened to watch a National Geographic documentary about 9/11 on YouTube last night. I still find the whole thing mind-blowing, eleven years later.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-B6c6xxXug



    I agree, 11 years later and it's still hard to believe.
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:37 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidI'm sure the ones who lost family and friends will enjoy seeing it....again. Too bad there are no close-ups so we can experience the horror of people leaping to their deaths....icon_rolleyes.gif


    A respectful documentary, 9/11: The Falling Man deals with a notable photo to recognize those victims.


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    Nov 17, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI happened to watch a National Geographic documentary about 9/11 on YouTube last night. I still find the whole thing mind-blowing, eleven years later.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-B6c6xxXug


    These are "best" documentary films on 9/11 that I have seen.
    Pardon my interest in the oral history and reality of such disasters.

    http://www.imdb.com/list/iCC62qckAwg/
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    Nov 17, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    Oh, the poor shallow people who hate it when the naughty things happen and then some mean person points out that these naughty things have happened. Nothing will hurt the world more than morons who just hate hate hate it when people want to talk about global warming or terrorism, because hey would rather discuss fashion or Rupaul.
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    People need to see pictures and videos of what happened, no matter how gruesome. They cant see them enough.

    We need to remember not put it away in a compartment in our head never to be reopened.

    The magntitude of what happened is enormous
  • Laurence

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    Nov 17, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    It's good to be reminded about the inhuman things we do to each other.

    And unlike a couple of light-weight posters here, I do think it's good to keep in our memory these poor people who died.

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    Nov 17, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    But we must see, too, the terrible images from Iraq and Afghanistan and Guantanamo. The wars that were supposed to deliver us from terrorism... The Ogre that our imaginations made of Osama bin Laden that had to be vanquished.

    The saddest thing for me, as someone who was in New York on September 11th, 2001, is the inevitability, the expense, the utter futility of the response. The loss of so many lives, American, Iraqi, afghan, British. Etc... that this wretched and wicked act precipitated. The moral blemish upon our society will live long indeed.
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    I remember being busy and hearing about this on the news in the background and thinking it was some story about the middle east or somewhere.

    Then I realised it was happening in a place where white, English speaking people live and I got really upset.
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd saidThe last thing I want to see is the moments from one of the most traumatic days in my life shown to me again


    Then don't look at it you twat. The subject of the post is very clear
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    Nov 17, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    I find 102 minutes that changed America to have the best footage of the day. It is a collection of footage from eyewitnesses.
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    Nov 19, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    turbobilly saidI'm sure the ones who lost family and friends will enjoy seeing it....again. Too bad there are no close-ups so we can re-experience the horror of people leaping to their deaths....icon_rolleyes.gif

    Yes, let's whitewash all the bad history. Slavery in the US, the Holocaust in Europe, wars, terrorism, what's going on now in Afghanistan, Syria, Israel/Gaza, fears of a nuclear Iran, or even local news about violent crime, etc. Lets sanitize our lives from anything bad or tragic the way we try to do for children. Cuz, you know, apparently we are all children.
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    Nov 19, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
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    turbobilly saidI'm sure the ones who lost family and friends will enjoy seeing it....again. Too bad there are no close-ups so we can experience the horror of people leaping to their deaths....icon_rolleyes.gif


    A respectful documentary, 9/11: The Falling Man deals with a notable photo to recognize those victims.




    I remember seeing people jump while watching the live news that day and I just remember I was trembling and was crying the whole day...Being 11 at the time, I think the scariest part to me was the fact that it was all done on purpose...I couldn't sleep at all that night.
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    Nov 19, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    Those buildings always looked like tombstones icon_cry.gif