An aerial view on September 2001 shows only a small portion of the scene where the World Trade Center collapsed. Surrounding buildings were heavily damaged by the debris and massive force of the falling twin towers.
Photograph by Patrick Witty A crowd of stunned New Yorkers witness the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. TIME’s Patrick Witty took this photo twelve years ago. As the nation marks another year passed.
September am. President George W. Bush being told by Chief of Staff Andrew Card about the second plane hitting the World Trade Center while in a classroom at Emma Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida.