Twin Towers Attack Anniversary: How the Media Is Covering

2:54 PM PST 09/09/2011 by Lauren Schutte
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Reuters, MSNBC, the Huffington Post and TIME are among the news outlets running retrospectives in honor of the September 11 10-year milestone.

Sunday marks the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11. 

And while large memorials have been scheduled at Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Shanksville, PA on the day of, many media orgs have been running their own retrospectives in the lead up (amidst reports of a "specific, credible but unconfirmed" threat of another attack). 

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CBS News ran a story with videos of the twin towers before and after their collapse, calling the buildings "pillars of strength that once symbolized of prosperity and the American dream." 

The Washington Post put together a 83-image slideshow of pictures from 9/11/2001 and the aftermath. It starts with a photo of the second plane flying into the World Trade Center and ends with a photo from the scene of Flight 93's crash in the present day. 

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"What Took So Long?" asks TIME magazine in a report investigating why the World Trade Center site is still unfinished. 

Reuters took a different approach, with a piece on New Yorkers and their desire to move on from the attacks. 

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"What Is The Symbol of New York City Today?" asks the Huffington Post, who highlights the Twin Tower as NYC's former cultural symbol. The answer? Lady Liberty. 

MSNBC took a look at the lives that have changed in the last decade, featuring readers' personal stories about how the day affected their lives.  

"In 2013, after years of wrangling and delays, it should stand finished at 1,776 feet," says England's The Telegraph newspaper, who also got into the memorial mix, with a story about touring the new World Trade Center One.

See a video of the Twin Towers in the week before the attacks below 

 

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