September 11, 2001 New York by the Numbers

Security, tourists and memorials around construction at the World Trade Center site on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

My thanks to New York Magazine for this — with this note — we are not defined by numbers, instead by our experiences and how we respond.

The Towers

  • 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.

The First Responders

  • 343 Number of firefighters and paramedics killed
  • 23  Number of New York Police officers killed
  • 37  Number of Port Authority police officers killed

The Workers

  • 1,402 Number of employees who died in Tower One
  • 614  Number of employees who died in Tower Two
  • 115  Number of nations whose citizens were killed in the attack

New Yorkers

  • 422,000 Number of New Yorkers estimated to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of 9/11

A full encyclopedia of 9/11 compiled by New York Magazine is available HERE.


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