The New York City police department released aerial photographs that officers took of the attack on the World Trade center on 9/11 after ABC News filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2009 with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which had collected as part of an investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center.
These photos give an aerial view of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. From whatever angle these photos are viewed, they are all haunting reminders of the more than 2800 lives that were taken that day.
The photos, obtained exclusively by ABC, include 2,779 pictures that have never been published. The ABC website has posted 12 of these photos that should prompt everyone to take pause.
The newly released images spread quickly on the Internet on Wednesday after ABC posted them on their site. The images can be viewed on the ABC site.
On a positive note, there are pictures and videos showing the rebuilding at the World Trade Center site on two social networking sites. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it added the viewsfrom One World Trade Center to photo sharing site flickr.com and online video service YouTube.com on Tuesday.