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8:46/9:02

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The initial numbers are indelible: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning
towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Time they took to fall: 12
seconds. From there, they ripple out.

  • Total number killed in attacks (official figure as of 9/5/02): 2,819

  • Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
  • Number of NYPD officers: 23
  • Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
  • Number of WTC companies that lost people: 60
  • Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402
  • Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614
  • Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658

  • Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom:
    22

  • Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115
  • Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1
  • Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39
  • Bodies found “intact”: 289
  • Body parts found: 19,858
  • Number of families who got no remains: 1,717

  • Estimated units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center:
    36,000

  • Total units of donated blood actually used: 258

  • Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks:
    1,609

  • Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051

  • Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks:
    20

  • FDNY retirements, January–July 2001: 274
  • FDNY retirements, January–July 2002: 661

  • Number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January
    2002: 300

  • Number of funerals attended by Rudy Giuliani in 2001: 200
  • Number of FDNY vehicles destroyed: 98
  • Tons of debris removed from site: 1,506,124
  • Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99
  • Jobs lost in New York owing to the attacks: 146,100
  • Days the New York Stock Exchange was closed: 6

  • Point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average when the NYSE reopened:
    684.81

  • Days after 9/11 that the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan: 26

  • Total number of hate crimes reported to the Council on American-Islamic
    Relations nationwide since 9/11: 1,714

  • Economic loss to New York in month following the attacks: $105
    billion

  • Estimated cost of cleanup: $600 million
  • Total FEMA money spent on the emergency: $970 million
  • Estimated amount donated to 9/11 charities: $1.4 billion

  • Estimated amount of insurance paid worldwide related to 9/11: $40.2
    billion

  • Estimated amount of money needed to overhaul lower-Manhattan subways:
    $7.5 billion

  • Amount of money recently granted by U.S. government to overhaul
    lower-Manhattan subways: $4.55 billion

  • Estimated amount of money raised for funds dedicated to NYPD and FDNY
    families: $500 million

  • Percentage of total charity money raised going to FDNY and NYPD
    families: 25

  • Average benefit already received by each FDNY and NYPD widow: $1
    million

  • Percentage increase in law-school applications from 2001 to 2002:
    17.9

  • Percentage increase in Peace Corps applications from 2001 to 2002:
    40

  • Percentage increase in CIA applications from 2001 to 2002: 50

  • Number of songs Clear Channel Radio considered “inappropriate” to play
    after 9/11: 150

  • Number of mentions of 9/11 at the Oscars: 26

  • Apartments in lower Manhattan eligible for asbestos cleanup: 30,000

  • Number of apartments whose residents have requested cleanup and
    testing: 4,110

  • Number of Americans who changed their 2001 holiday-travel plans from
    plane to train or car: 1.4 million

  • Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress
    disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000

 

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Written by ben

September 11th, 2009 at 8:30 am

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