Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
11 February 2010

11 September from the skies

Newly released aerial photos of the World Trade Center attacks.

By George Eaton

Here, just released, are some of the remarkable photos of the 11 September 2001 attacks taken by a New York police helicopter pilot as he searched for survivors. The images were published following a Freedom of Information request by ABC News last year.

ht_gjs-wtc034_100205_ssh

ht_gjs-wtc036_100205_ssh

Smoke and ash engulf office blocks after the collapse of the first tower. On Thursday a new study found that those who were exposed to fumes and dust following the attacks are still suffering headaches more than eight years on.

Sign up for The New Statesman’s newsletters Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. A weekly newsletter helping you fit together the pieces of the global economic slowdown. Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. The best of the New Statesman, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The New Statesman’s weekly environment email on the politics, business and culture of the climate and nature crises - in your inbox every Thursday. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A newsletter showcasing the finest writing from the ideas section and the NS archive, covering political ideas, philosophy, criticism and intellectual history - sent every Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.

ht_gjs-wtc035_100205_ssh

Content from our partners
“I learn something new on every trip"
How data can help revive our high streets in the age of online shopping
Why digital inclusion is a vital piece of levelling up

Hundreds of emergency workers rush towards the site of the collapse.

ht_gjs-wtc027_100205_ssv

Smoke billows from one of the twin towers.

ht_gjs-wtc039_100205_ssv 

The devastation as seen from across the Upper Bay, in New Jersey.

ht_gjs-wtc040_100205_ssh

The two buildings collapsed within half an hour of each other.

ht_gjs-wtc110_100205_ssv

Two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-two people (other than the attackers) died in the assault on the twin towers.