At 9:03 a.m. ET United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center’s south tower.
By hijacking four planes as part of the 9/11 attacks, terrorists took the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
“After ten years, I think many of the images from 9/11 still convey the rawness and brutality of the attack. It seems to me that they still have the capacity to shock,” said Clifford Chanin, an executive at New York City’s National 9/11 Memorial and Museum and editor of Memory Remains, a photographic book of 9/11 artifacts.
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The chilling chalk drawing of planes, the Twin Towers and a traumatised girl that has been hanging on a Scottish office wall since the 1980s.
A chalk drawing created in the 1980s may have been a terrifying premonition of the tragic events of 9/11.
The decades old artwork shows a forlorn young girl flanked by two jet planes and twin towers swamped by flames, but many have expressed disbelief that it was drawn more than 10 years before the atrocity.
Its creator Willie Gardner died on November 27 last year at the age of 78, making it impossible to know exactly what inspired him.
His artwork shows the falling locks of the child’s hair spiralling downwards, which looks like fire and smoke billowing into the sky from one of the towers.
The drawing looks so much like 9/11 that people viewing the picture, hung in the reception of Grangemouth’s Community Education Unit, in Stirlingshire, thought it was a tribute to those who perished in the New York terror attacks.
But just days before Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the atrocity the picture has been brought to the public’s attention.
Lex Cook, who was the education unit co-ordinator in the late 1980s, said it had hung in an office for years before 9/11.