9/11 numbers staggering 10 years later - WNEM TV 5

9/11 numbers staggering 10 years later

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An aerial view of the rescue and recovery operations under way in lower Manhattan at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center. (Source: Michael Rieger/ FEMA News Photo) An aerial view of the rescue and recovery operations under way in lower Manhattan at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center. (Source: Michael Rieger/ FEMA News Photo)
Messages written in the dust on the walls of buildings adjacent to the World Trade Center. (Source: Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo) Messages written in the dust on the walls of buildings adjacent to the World Trade Center. (Source: Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo)
Piles of rubble and debris are all that remain of the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center and several of its neighboring buildings. In Building 6, firefighters have found pieces of the towers that resemble crosses. (Source: Mike Rieger/FEMA) Piles of rubble and debris are all that remain of the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center and several of its neighboring buildings. In Building 6, firefighters have found pieces of the towers that resemble crosses. (Source: Mike Rieger/FEMA)
FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors. (Source: Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo) FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors. (Source: Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo)
FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors at the World Trade Center.  (Source: Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo) FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors at the World Trade Center. (Source: Andrea Booher/FEMA News Photo)

(RNN) - One hundred two minutes, four airplanes, two towers, one government building, 19 hijackers, 2,977 victims.

Ten years later, the numbers are still hard to comprehend, even as we have spent a decade trying to make sense of them. The years, the days, the minutes march on, yet most people know what they were doing, whom they were talking to, exactly where they were situated the minute they heard the news.

If you were there, you remember the smells, the sounds, the fury. If you weren't, you need only close your eyes to imagine the fireball erupting in the sky, the ashen or scalded victims, the ones who jumped, the ones who went to work that day and never came home.

A Pew Research Center poll says 53 percent of people believe the 9/11 terrorist attacks was the most important event of the past 10 years.

"Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th," Bush said to the General Assembly of the United Nations. "We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children."

9/11 by the numbers:

200,000,000: Dollars worth of gold and silver removed from a bank vault under WTC.

11: Flight number that crashed into the North Tower at 8:46 a.m.

35,000: Employees at the World Trade Center.

1.4 million: Tons of debris removed from the WTC site.

19: Hijackers who perpetrated the attack.

70,000: Average number of people who worked or visited the WTC on a daily basis.

93: Flight number that crashed near Shanksville, PA, at 10:03 a.m.

1,402: Employees who died in Tower One.

9: Months to remove all the debris from the WTC site.

110: Number of floors in each tower.

1973: Year the WTC was completed.

3: Number of days international flights were banned.

110,000: Truckloads of debris removed from Ground Zero.

77: Flight number that crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.

105: Number of people still classified as missing.

17: Babies who were born to women who lost their husbands on 9/11.

422,000: Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from PTSD.

430: Companies at the WTC.

150 million: Dollars raised by the star-studded 'America's Tribute to Heroes' telethon.

125: People killed at the Pentagon.

9.5 billion: Amount of federal aid New York received within two months.

26: Days after 9/11 the U.S. military began bombing Afghanistan.

343: Number of firefighters and paramedics killed.

614: Employees who died in Tower Two.

20: Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks.

6: Days the New York Stock Exchange was closed.

26: Numbers of mentions of 9/11 at the next Oscars.

2,977: Victims who died during the attacks.

1.4 million: Americans who changed their 2001 holiday travel plans from plane to car.

175: Flight number that hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m.

0: Number of people who survived the plane crashes.

10048: WTC complex's zip code

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