Facts, figures from Sept. 11

Written by on September 6, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror assaults, USA TODAY is republishing articles revealed in 2002 for the primary anniversary. Right here, we took a take a look at a number of the info and figures associated to the assaults and aftermath of Sept. 11.

The youngest passenger on the hijacked jets was Christine Hanson on United Airways Flight 175. She was 2 and on her first journey to Disneyland.

The oldest passenger on the hijacked jets was Robert Norton on American Airways Flight 11. He was 82.

The New York Metropolis Hearth Division misplaced 343 firefighters, nearly half the variety of on-duty deaths within the division’s 100-year historical past.

The south tower collapsed at a magnitude of two.1 on a seismograph; the north tower collapsed with a magnitude of two.3, in line with Columbia College in New York. The San Francisco Bay Space earthquake in 1989 had a magnitude of seven.1.

1,444 trash receptacles had been faraway from Metro subway station areas within the Washington metropolitan space.

Sirius, one of many first bomb-sniffing Okay-9 canines stationed close to the World Commerce Heart after the 1993 terrorist bombing, died within the Sept. 11 assaults.

15 million sq. toes of workplace house was misplaced on the World Commerce Heart, greater than thrice the quantity of house on the Sears Tower in Chicago. 1,430 folks with 50,000 staff from 26 nations known as the WTC “the workplace.”

4,600 Pentagon employees needed to be relocated briefly.

1,337 automobiles had been crushed when the towers collapsed, together with 91 FDNY automobiles.

1.5 million working hours throughout 261 days had been spent eradicating the particles on the World Commerce Heart website.

The FBI assigned greater than 2,500 of its 11,500 brokers to anti-terrorism operations. 350,000 pages from the CIA and 20,000 pages from the FBI had been produced for congressional hearings about potential intelligence failures earlier than Sept. 11. Eleven folks shared addresses with at the very least one of many hijackers. Seven of the 11 had been on the FBI’s “watch record” and had been pilots.

The US supplied a reward of as much as $25 million, paid for by the Rewards for Justice program, for data resulting in the apprehension of Osama bin Laden. Within the three months earlier than Sept. 11, the CIA forwarded 300 names a month to companies anticipating terrorists. In September, the quantity rose to almost 1,000; in October, 1,400. It has leveled off to fewer than 900 names a month.

Almost half of Washington’s 25,000 resort employees misplaced their jobs in September 2001. Half of these had been rehired.

Eight nationwide name facilities staffed by 20,000 volunteers logged 300,000 calls throughout the first 15 minutes of the Sept. 21 America: A Tribute to Heroes telethon, which raised $112 million.

Kejo, a police and army tools vendor, offered greater than 1,000 fuel masks in September, up from the same old 100 a yr.

The Salvation Military served 3,231,681 meals on the WTC website from Sept. 11 to Might 30.

5,000 wood crosses to commemorate victims had been planted Sept. 23, 2002, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, by the Bible Baptist Church.

The month-to-month income for airport limousines a month after Sept. 11 fell from $666 million to $333 million nationally. The typical day by day take of the Afghan Grill in Edison, New Jersey, dropped from $1,300 to $100 a month after the assaults.

The week earlier than Sept. 11, “Jack: Straight From the Intestine,” by Jack Welch, topped the Amazon.com 100. The week after, “Twin Towers: The Lifetime of New York Metropolis’s World Commerce Heart,” by Angus Kress Gillespie, was No. 1.

48 nations held ceremonies on Dec. 11, 2001, to commemorate the victims.

$900 million might be raised by the top of 2002 from the Division of Transportation’s $2.50 passenger ticket charge to assist pay for aviation safety.

Greater than 100 folks affected by the fear assaults carried the Olympic torch on its solution to Salt Lake Metropolis.

The Emmys had been postponed twice: Sept. 16, after the terrorist assaults, and Oct. 7, when the US started airstrikes in Afghanistan.

$5 million has been despatched to the White Home by schoolchildren for America’s Fund for Afghan Kids.

In October, 55,000 jobs had been misplaced nationwide at eateries. Nationally, restaurant gross sales declined $6 billion in September 2001.

Purposes elevated 53% for majors in Center and Close to East Research at New York College for fall 2002, in contrast with fall 2001.

333,000 metric tons of meals, sufficient to feed 26 million, was delivered to Afghanistan by the World Meals Program, with the assist of the U.S. authorities, from October 2001 to March 1. 2,423,000 Humanitarian Every day Rations had been dropped in Afghanistan.

161 nations froze suspected terrorists’ belongings.

The airline business misplaced $5 billion from Sept. 11 to Sept. 30 and requested $24 billion in support from the federal authorities. Due to tighter restrictions, medicine seized alongside the 1,962-mile U.S.-Mexico border fell by 80% within the two weeks after the terrorist assaults, in contrast with the identical interval the yr earlier than.

Donations of $1.88 billion associated to Sept. 11 accounted for almost 1% of all charitable giving in 2001. The typical particular person donation to Sept. 11 charities was lower than $100. Donor nations have promised the United Nations $1.6 billion in support to Afghanistan.

Nationwide, resort occupancy dropped to 52.3% Sept. 16 to Sept. 22, down 25.9% from the identical interval in 2000.

The Tribute in Mild, which illuminated the New York skyline nightly from March 11 by means of April 13, used $10,000 price of electrical energy.

There have been 564 detainees on the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, accused of belonging to al-Qaeda or the Taliban.

120 jets had been stranded on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport on Sept. 11.

In a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Ballot carried out (in September 2002), 60% of People stated it was very or considerably seemingly there can be one other assault throughout the subsequent a number of weeks. The proportion was down from 80% in October.

The New York Metropolis Hearth Division has obtained greater than 1 million items of mail. The mementos stuffed two warehouses.

When the New York Inventory Change reopened Sept. 17, half of the monetary district was with out electrical energy and had to make use of turbines. At 9:30 a.m., merchants on the trade flooring paused to watch two minutes of silence.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention examined the air at Floor Zero 1,174 instances from Sept. 18 to Oct. 4.

Greater than 65 objects, from toy weapons to pool cues, had been prohibited in plane cabins. Earlier than Sept. 11, there have been fewer than 30 restricted objects.

21 workplace buildings in Decrease Manhattan, the identical variety of buildings within the Southtown part of Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, had been affected by the terrorist assaults. By the top of 2003, New York Metropolis was projected thave a web lack of 57,000 jobs attributable to the assault. Greater than 700 companies within the WTC complicated, about twice as many as are within the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, both had been destroyed or severely broken. 22,000 folks in Decrease Manhattan had requested job-loss advantages 30 days after Sept. 11.

The viewing platform on the WTC website might maintain 400 folks. It was 13 toes excessive and manufactured from wooden.

The Salt Lake Metropolis Olympic Organizing Committee unveiled a $5 pink, white and blue Olympic pin with the phrases United We Stand on Sept. 17. By the subsequent day, 60,000 orders had been obtained.

Broadway exhibits grossed $9.6 million for the week ending Sept. 9, 2001. For the week ending Sept. 16, the gross was $3.5 million, and attendance dropped by greater than 100,000 to 65,155.

40 passengers and crew members died on United Flight 93. That’s one-fifth of the inhabitants of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the place the jet crashed.

The NYSE made 5,000 respiratory masks obtainable to staff and merchants due to thick smoke and dirt when the inventory market reopened Sept. 17.

The fires at Floor Zero burned for 99 days, till Dec. 19.

New England Patriots guard Joe Andruzzi’s brother, Jim, was one of many first 500 firefighters known as to the WTC Sept. 11. He obtained out.

6 staff of Morgan Stanley, the biggest tenant of the WTC, died within the assault. 3,700 had been employed by the corporate. Cantor Fitzgerald misplaced greater than 600 staff on Sept. 11, all of these on obligation at 8:46 a.m. The 320 staff who survived weren’t within the constructing.

There have been 19 hijackers.

184 folks died on the Pentagon and on American Flight 77. 168 died within the Oklahoma Metropolis bombing in 1995.

It price $1.1 billion (in 1970 {dollars}) to construct the WTC.

Some Pentagon staff had returned to their workplaces within the broken outer ring 61 years after floor was damaged Sept. 11, 1941.

SourcesUSATODAY analysis by April Umminger, Joan Murphy, Lori Joseph, William Risser, Darryl Haralson, Mary Cadden

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GRAPHICS AND PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONS Veronica Bravo and Janet Loehrke/USA TODAY


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