The World Trade Center Effect

Topics: World Trade Center, September 11 attacks, New York City Pages: 4 (552 words) Published: April 28, 2015
The World Trade Center Effect
Jamorn D. Driver
Columbia Southern University

The World Trade Center Effect
On the morning of September 11, 2001, one of the world’s scariest terrorist attacks happened. This attack resulted in the destruction and extensive death killing over 3,000 people, which 343 were New York City firefighters. “The World Trade Center collapsed in a massive cloud of dust and smoke. Once the floor collapsed where the aircraft entered into the building, the collapse progressed and didn’t stop until it was at ground level” ( At 8:43 a.m., the North Tower was struck and collapsed at 10:29 a.m. The South Tower was struck at 9:03 a.m. and collapsed at 9:59 a.m. 1. The morning of the terrorist attack, there was several hundred occupants in each building. This alone is conducive to a hazardous environment: the more people inside turns into the more people you have to rescue, and also created more chaos. 2. During this time the airlines usage and rates plummeted to an all-time low. TSA implemented and enforced strict rules and regulations. 3. People began to travel more via ground transportation, i.e. cars, trains and buses. Gas prices were on the rise. 4. People were in fear for their lives, their freedom as well as the freedom of Americans. 5. There was significant loss of lives and substantial injuries. Physical but not limited to mental and emotional stress and PTSD. In conclusion, this tragic event brought Americans together closer than ever before. People have become more patriotic in the last 14 years. In 2006 when I had the opportunity to visit Ground Zero, I wore my dress white uniform. City patrons showed their gratitude for our service by insuring all meals, drink tabs, and hospitality was covered during our visit. All New York City Firefighters and Police Officers were recognized as heroes for their sacrificial acts. In years to come, the World Trade Center will be rebuilt. “The...

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