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Diversity News Publications Presents Year in Review: Top 11 Stories of 2011

January 1, 2012 by  
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Diversity News Publications Presents Year in Review: Top 11 Stories of 2011 were selected in the following categories: Hits/Views, Tweets, Comments, News makers marketing, and some staff selection.
The reports starts from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Also, demographic data shows that the top 25 countries that are reading our magazine are: 1. USA, 2. United Kingdom, 3. Canada, 4. Brazil, 5. Australia, 6. Germany, 7. France, 8. Philippines, 9. India, 10. Netherlands, 11. Italy, 12. Mexico, 13. Russia, 14. Spain, 15. Poland, 16. Indonesia, 17. Thailand, 18. Ukraine, 19. Malaysia, 20. Turkey, 21. Belgium, 22. Sweden, 23. Ireland, 24. Romania and 25. Portugal.

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As of 12-31-2011, Diversity News Publications has reached close to 21.5 million readers, views, and hits per the entire year with the help of the top 25 referring sites like: 1. Google.com, 2. Facebook.com, 3. Yahoo.com, 4. Bing.com, 5. Stumbleupon.com, 6. Current.com, 7. Linkedin.com, 8. Aol.com, 9. Twitter.com, 10. Ask.com, 11. Huffingtonpost.com, 12. Wikipedia.org, 13. YouTube.com, 14. Mywebsearch.com, 15. Examiner.com, 16. Diversitynewsmagazine.com, 17. Adamtopia.com, 18. Fiveminutephotos.wordpress.com, 19. Estergoldberg.com, 20. Philjones2.wordpress.com, 21. Diversitynewshollywood.blogspot.com, 22. Fyentertainment.livejournal.com, 23. Actorsreporter.com, 24. Digg.com and 25. Khitschicago.radio.com

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We are happy and proud to bring you back once again the stories that take our publication in many directions. Please take your pick and share it with everyone on Facebook, Twitter, My Space, LinkedIn and other social media networks. Remember to click the links to revisit those stories the made history. Thank You
#1. Been violent and hitting your ex fiance Rihanna and other people private property, it will not take you no where other than failure. chris brown

Chris Brown Violent at Good Morning America Studios in New York

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#2. After too much questioning of your non profit status and taking people money, you decide to move forward and file the right paperwork to become a truth non profit organization.noh8 campaign

NOH8 Campaign Finally An Approved Non Profit Organization in CA

http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2011/03/noh8-campaign-finally-an-approved-non-profit-organization-in-ca/

#3. Marital abuse is not acceptable and what The Pain Foundation is doing is to open men or women eyes by speaking up and seek for help.

The Pain Foundation Screening of ‘Unseen Hands’ Book Signing and Silent Auction A Success

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#4. Every one wanted a little piece of the wedding of the year; The Royal Wedding Prince William & Catherine Middleton now known as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.royal wedding 2011

Highlights of The Royal Wedding Prince William & Catherine Middleton

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#5. Don’t mess with a very strong country the USA; September 11, 2001 is something the people in the USA and around the world would never forget but they are trying to move on with their life.September 11

9 Years Later, Tribute and In Memory of September 11, 2001

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#6. A very tropical sexual scene and unforgettable acts made it something to talk about it.

The Jennifer Day Indoor Beach Party and Live Concert A Huge Success

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#7. What a great idea for Actor Erik Estrada, with his wife Nanette Mirkovich & daughter Francesca to expend the weekend and to check out LA Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios.Erik Estrada at LA Fashion Weekend 2011

Actor Erik Estrada & wife Nanette Mirkovich at LA Fashion Weekend

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#8. To live or not to live on the Golden State where living expenses are high and they are always introducing new laws.California New Laws of 2011

State of California New Laws of 2011

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#9. The Popular and Sexy News Anchor the takes time off to give back to the community by attending charity events.Sharon Tay

Sharon Tay from KCBS/KCAL-TV Attends Hydrogen Magazine Launch, Fashion Show & Succeed Foundation Fundraiser

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#10. Every one has DREAMS but sometimes things happen in life but some of them never give up and they persue at a later time.

Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 Official Contestants Name Announced

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#11. The Grammy Award winner who wrote and sang a song for a feature big screen film.Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige Song ‘The Living Proof’ Featured on The Help, in theaters August 12, 2011

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The hard working Hollywood publicist that we lost at such an early age with many great memories to share. R.I.P.Eugenia Wright

Honoring & Remembering Former Rogers & Cowan Celebrity Publicist Eugenia Wright

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Once again congratulations to everyone who made it to the Top 11 Stories of 2011 on Diversity News Publications publisher of Diversity News Magazine. Let’s see who will be in the Top 12 Stories of 2012. The clock will start ticking on January 1, 2012 and run through the last week of December 31, 2012.

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Breaking News: Osama bin Laden Killed by the United States

May 1, 2011 by  
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On Sunday, May 1, 2011 Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States announced that Leader of al Qaeda & terrorist Osama bin Laden Killed by the United States. Please read here President Obama speech and watch the video.

Remarks by the President on Osama Bin Laden:
THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history.  The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory — hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.

And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world.  The empty seat at the dinner table.  Children who were forced to grow up without their mother or their father.  Parents who would never know the feeling of their child’s embrace.  Nearly 3,000 citizens taken from us, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts.

On September 11, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together.  We offered our neighbors a hand, and we offered the wounded our blood.  We reaffirmed our ties to each other, and our love of community and country.  On that day, no matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family.

We were also united in our resolve to protect our nation and to bring those who committed this vicious attack to justice.  We quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda — an organization headed by Osama bin Laden, which had openly declared war on the United States and was committed to killing innocents in our country and around the globe.  And so we went to war against al Qaeda to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies.

Over the last 10 years, thanks to the tireless and heroic work of our military and our counterterrorism professionals, we’ve made great strides in that effort.  We’ve disrupted terrorist attacks and strengthened our homeland defense.  In Afghanistan, we removed the Taliban government, which had given bin Laden and al Qaeda safe haven and support.  And around the globe, we worked with our friends and allies to capture or kill scores of al Qaeda terrorists, including several who were a part of the 9/11 plot.

Yet Osama bin Laden avoided capture and escaped across the Afghan border into Pakistan.  Meanwhile, al Qaeda continued to operate from along that border and operate through its affiliates across the world.

And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.

Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden.  It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground.  I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan.  And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.

Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability.  No Americans were harmed.  They took care to avoid civilian casualties.  After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.

For over two decades, bin Laden has been al Qaeda’s leader and symbol, and has continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends and allies.  The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda.

Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort.  There’s no doubt that al Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us.  We must –- and we will — remain vigilant at home and abroad.

As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam.  I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam.  Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims.  Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own.  So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.

Over the years, I’ve repeatedly made clear that we would take action within Pakistan if we knew where bin Laden was.  That is what we’ve done.  But it’s important to note that our counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding.  Indeed, bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan as well, and ordered attacks against the Pakistani people.

Tonight, I called President Zardari, and my team has also spoken with their Pakistani counterparts.  They agree that this is a good and historic day for both of our nations.  And going forward, it is essential that Pakistan continue to join us in the fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates.

The American people did not choose this fight.  It came to our shores, and started with the senseless slaughter of our citizens.  After nearly 10 years of service, struggle, and sacrifice, we know well the costs of war.  These efforts weigh on me every time I, as Commander-in-Chief, have to sign a letter to a family that has lost a loved one, or look into the eyes of a service member who’s been gravely wounded.

So Americans understand the costs of war.  Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed.  We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies.  We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror:  Justice has been done.

Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who’ve worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome.  The American people do not see their work, nor know their names.  But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.

We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country.  And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.

Finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 that we have never forgotten your loss, nor wavered in our commitment to see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our shores.

And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11.  I know that it has, at times, frayed.  Yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.

The cause of securing our country is not complete.  But tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to.  That is the story of our history, whether it’s the pursuit of prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.

Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are:  one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Thank you.  May God bless you.  And may God bless the United States of America.

Also former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton Statements on Osama Death

“I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude,” the former president said in a statement. “The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.” said George W. Bush.

“I congratulate the President, the National Security team and the members of our armed forces on bringing Osama bin Laden to justice after more than a decade of murderous al-Qaida attacks.” said  Bill Clinton.


Sources: Video and Text Courtesy of The White House from The Office of the Press Secretary

9 Years Later, Tribute and In Memory of September 11, 2001

September 11, 2010 by  
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9 Years Later, Tribute and In Memory of September 11, 2001 - DiversityNewsMagazine.comSeptember 11, 2001 is something the people in the USA and around the world would never forget but they are trying to move on with their life. See here some information, photos and videos about September 11, 2001 attacks to the USA, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. and especially New York at the World Trade Center. Here at Diversity News Magazine we decided to provide a “Special” space in tribute and in memory of September 11, 2001. We hope you like it and please feel free to leave your comments and share the article.

NY Ground ZeroThe September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11th or 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners.[2][3] The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.C. There were no survivors from any of the flights. The death toll of the attacks was 2,996, including the 19 hijackers.[1] The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 70 countries.[4] In addition, there was at least one secondary death – one person was ruled by a medical examiner to have died from lung disease due to exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse.[5] New York September 11, 2001The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror: it invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, who had harbored al-Qaeda terrorists. The United States also enacted the USA PATRIOT Act. Many other countries also strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers. Some American stock exchanges stayed closed for the rest of the week following the attack and posted enormous losses upon reopening, especially in the airline and insurance industries. The destruction of billions of dollars’ worth of office space caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan. The damage to the Pentagon was cleared and repaired within a year, and the Pentagon Memorial was built adjacent to the building. The rebuilding process has started on the World Trade Center site. In 2006, a new office tower was completed on the site of 7 World Trade Center. The new 1 World Trade Center is currently under construction at the site and, at 1,776 ft (541 m) upon completion in 2013, it will become one of the tallest buildings in North America. Three more towers were originally expected to be built between 2007 and 2012 on the site. Ground was broken for the Flight 93 National Memorial on November 8, 2009, and the first phase of construction is expected to be ready for the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2011. Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen hijackers took control of four commercial airliners en route to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Boston, Newark, and Washington, D.C. (Washington Dulles International Airport).[2] At 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 was crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, followed by United Airlines Flight 175 which hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m.[7][8] Queen Elizabeth at Ground Zero in New YorkAnother group of hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.[9] A fourth flight, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m, after the passengers on board engaged in a fight with the hijackers. Its ultimate target was thought to be either the Capitol (the meeting place of the United States Congress) or the White House.[10][11] In a September 2002 interview conducted by documentary-maker Yosri Fouda, an al Jazeera journalist, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh stated that the fourth hijacked plane was heading for the United States Capitol, not for the White House. They further stated that al-Qaeda initially planned to fly hijacked jets into nuclear installations rather than the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but it was decided not to attack nuclear power plants “for the moment” because of fears it could “get out of control”.[12]   During the hijacking of the airplanes, the hijackers used weapons to stab and kill aircraft pilots, flight attendants and passengers. Reports from phone callers from the planes indicated that knives were used by the hijackers to stab attendants and in at least one case, a passenger, during two of the hijackings.[13][14] Some passengers were able to make phone calls using the cabin airphone service and mobile phones,[15][16] and provide details, including that several hijackers were aboard each plane, that mace or other form of noxious chemical spray, such as tear gas or pepper spray was used, and that some people aboard had been stabbed.[17][18][19][20]

Before the attackThe 9/11 Commission established that two of the hijackers had recently purchased Leatherman multi-function hand tools.[21] A flight attendant on Flight 11, a passenger on Flight 175, and passengers on Flight 93 mentioned that the hijackers had bombs, but one of the passengers also mentioned he thought the bombs were fake. No traces of explosives were found at the crash sites, and the 9/11 Commission believed the bombs were probably fake.[13] On United Airlines Flight 93, black box recordings revealed that crew and passengers attempted to seize control of the plane from the hijackers after learning through phone calls that similarly hijacked planes had been crashed into buildings that morning.[22] Send Roses, Send Smiles. Save up to 50% on Roses at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM  - 468x60 According to the transcript of Flight 93’s recorder, one of the hijackers gave the order to roll the plane once it became evident that they would lose control of the plane to the passengers.[23] Soon afterward, the aircraft crashed into a field near Shanksville in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, at 10:03:11 a.m. local time (14:03:11 UTC). Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, organizer of the attacks, mentioned in a 2002 interview with Yosri Fouda that Flight 93’s target was the United States Capitol, which was given the code name “the Faculty of Law”.[24] Three buildings in the World Trade Center Complex collapsed due to structural failure on the day of the attack.[25] The south tower (2 WTC) fell at approximately 9:59 a.m., after burning for 56 minutes in a fire caused by the impact of United Airlines Flight 175.[25] The north tower (1 WTC) collapsed at 10:28 a.m., after burning for approximately 102 minutes.[25] When the north tower collapsed, debris that fell on the nearby 7 World Trade Center (7 WTC) building damaged it and initiated fires. These fires burned for hours and compromised the building’s structural integrity, which led to the crumbling of the east penthouse at 5:20 p.m. and to the complete collapse of the building at 5:21 p.m.[26][27]
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The attacks created widespread confusion among news organizations and air traffic controllers across the United States. All international civilian air traffic was banned from landing on U.S. soil for three days.[28] Aircraft already in flight were either turned back or redirected to airports in Canada or Mexico. News sources aired unconfirmed and often contradictory reports throughout the day. One of the most prevalent of these reported that a car bomb had been detonated at the U.S. State Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.[29] Soon after reporting for the first time on the Pentagon crash, some news media also briefly reported that a fire had broken out on the National Mall.[30] Another report went out on the Associated Press wire, claiming that a Delta Air Lines airliner—Flight 1989—had been hijacked. This report, too, turned out to be in error; the plane was briefly thought to represent a hijack risk, but it responded to controllers and landed safely in Cleveland, Ohio.[31]

Casualties

Main article: Casualties of the September 11 attacks
Deaths (excluding hijackers)
New York City World Trade Center 2,606[32][33]
American 11 87[34]
United 175 60[35]
Arlington Pentagon 125[36]
American 77 59[37]
Shanksville United 93 40[38]
Total 2,977

There were a total of 2,996 deaths, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims.[39] The victims were distributed as follows: 246 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,606 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon.[32][40] All the deaths in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon.[41] More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks on the World Trade Center.[42] In 2007, the New York City medical examiner’s office added Felicia Dunn-Jones to the official death toll from the September 11 attacks. Dunn-Jones died five months after 9/11 from a lung condition which was linked to exposure to dust during the collapse of the World Trade Center.[43] Leon Heyward, who died of lymphoma in 2008, was added to the official death toll in 2009.[44] NIST estimated that about 17,400 civilians were in the World Trade Center complex at the time of the attacks, while turnstile counts from the Port Authority suggest that 14,154 people were typically in the Twin Towers by 8:45 a.m.[45][46] The vast majority of people below the impact zone safely evacuated the buildings, along with 18 people who were in the impact zone in the south tower and a number above the impact zone who evidently used the one intact stairwell in the south tower.[47] At least 1,366 people died who were at or above the floors of impact in the North Tower and at least 618 in the South Tower, where evacuation had begun before the second impact.[48] Thus over 90% of the workers and visitors who died in the Towers had been at or above impact. According to the Commission Report, hundreds were killed instantly by the impact, while the rest were trapped and died after tower collapse.[49] At least 200 people jumped to their deaths from the burning towers (as depicted in the photograph “The Falling Man“), landing on the streets and rooftops of adjacent buildings hundreds of feet below.[50] Some of the occupants of each tower above its point of impact made their way upward toward the roof in hope of helicopter rescue, but the roof access doors were locked. No plan existed for helicopter rescues, and on September 11, the thick smoke and intense heat would have prevented helicopters from conducting rescues.[51]

The smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center 6 days after the attacks.

A total of 411 emergency workers who responded to the scene died as they attempted to rescue people and fight fires. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) lost 341 firefighters and 2 FDNY paramedics.[52] The New York City Police Department lost 23 officers.[53] The Port Authority Police Department lost 37 officers,[54] and 8 additional EMTs and paramedics from private EMS units were killed.[55][56] Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., an investment bank on the 101st–105th floors of One World Trade Center, lost 658 employees, considerably more than any other employer.[57] Marsh Inc., located immediately below Cantor Fitzgerald on floors 93–101 (the location of Flight 11’s impact), lost 355 employees, and 175 employees of Aon Corporation were killed.[58] After New York, New Jersey was the hardest hit state, with the city of Hoboken sustaining the most deaths.[59] Weeks after the attack, the estimated death toll was over 6,000.[60] The city was only able to identify remains for about 1,600 of the victims at the World Trade Center. The medical examiner’s office also collected “about 10,000 unidentified bone and tissue fragments that cannot be matched to the list of the dead”.[61] Bone fragments were still being found in 2006 as workers were preparing to demolish the damaged Deutsche Bank Building. That operation was completed in 2007. On April 2, 2010 a team of anthropology and archaeological experts began searching for human remains, human artifacts and personal items at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. The operation was completed in June 2010 with 72 human remains found, bringing the total human remains found to 1,845. The identities of 1,629 of the 2,753 victims [62] have been identified. DNA profiling in an attempt to identify additional victims is continuing.[63]

Damage

Along with the 110-floor Twin Towers of the World Trade Center itself, numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site were destroyed or badly damaged, including 7 World Trade Center, 6 World Trade Center, 5 World Trade Center, 4 World Trade Center, the Marriott World Trade Center (3 WTC), and the World Financial Center complex and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.[64] The fall of the Twin Towers represented the only examples of total progressive collapse of steel-framed structures in history.[65]



The Pentagon damaged by fire and partly collapsed.

The Deutsche Bank Building across Liberty Street from the World Trade Center complex was later condemned due to the uninhabitable, toxic conditions inside the office tower, and is undergoing deconstruction.[66][67] The Borough of Manhattan Community College‘s Fiterman Hall at 30 West Broadway was also condemned due to extensive damage in the attacks, and is slated for deconstruction.[68]

Other neighboring buildings including 90 West Street and the Verizon Building suffered major damage, but have since been restored.[69] World Financial Center buildings, One Liberty Plaza, the Millenium Hilton, and 90 Church Street had moderate damage.[70] They have since been restored. Communications equipment on top of the North Tower, including broadcast radio, television and two-way radio antenna towers, was also destroyed, but media stations were quickly able to reroute signals and resume broadcasts.[64][71] In Arlington County, a portion of the Pentagon was severely damaged by fire and one section of the building collapsed.[72]

Rescue and recovery

Main article: Rescue and recovery effort after the September 11 attacks

 

An injured victim of the Pentagon attack is evacuated

The Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) quickly deployed 200 units (half of the department) to the site, whose efforts were supplemented by numerous off-duty firefighters and EMTs.[73][74][75] The New York Police Department (NYPD) sent Emergency Service Units (ESU) and other police personnel, along with deploying its aviation unit.[76] Once on the scene, the FDNY, NYPD, and Port Authority police did not coordinate efforts,[73] and ended up performing redundant searches for civilians.[77]

As conditions deteriorated, the NYPD aviation unit relayed information to police commanders, who issued orders for its personnel to evacuate the towers; most NYPD officers were able to safely evacuate before the buildings collapsed.[76][77] With separate command posts set up and incompatible radio communications between the agencies, warnings were not passed along to FDNY commanders.

September 11 Memorial Schedule for 2011After the first tower collapsed, FDNY commanders did issue evacuation warnings, however, due to technical difficulties with malfunctioning radio repeater systems, many firefighters never heard the evacuation orders. 9-1-1 dispatchers also received information from callers that was not passed along to commanders on the scene.[74] Within hours of the attack, a substantial search and rescue operation was launched. After months of around-the-clock operations, the World Trade Center site was cleared by the end of May 2002.[78]

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Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks & http://www.national911memorial.org

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