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“12 SECONDS FOR THE TOWERS TO FALL”: 9/11 BY THE NUMBERS

From NY Magazine:  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, the numbers ripple out.

The 9/11 memorial opens to the public next week

  • Total number killed in attacks (official figure): 2,819
  • Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39
  • 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
  • Tons of debris removed from site: 1,506,124
  • Economic loss to New York in month following the attacks: $105 billion
  • Estimated amount donated to 9/11 charities: $1.4 billion
  • 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
  • Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000

http://nymag.com/news/articles/wtc/1year/numbers.htm

Richard@TheBPlot.com

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