- Twenty survivors were pulled out of the rubble: One was a secretary rescued after 27 hours.
- One survivor escaped from the South Tower as it collapsed: Ron DiFrancesco was one of just four people who escaped from above the 81st floor. He was on his way out when the second plane hit; it collapsed just after he exited.
Fires burned for 99 days: The last fires at Ground Zero weren’t extinguished completely until Dec. 19, 2001.
- Three skyscrapers fell in New York: But you’ll be hard pressed to find much coverage of World Trade Center Building 7, a 47-story building thought to have collapsed due to “ancillary damage” from the Twin Towers.
- World Trade Center steel was recycled: Some of the 185,101 tons of steel left at Ground Zero was used in memorials across the US, but some was also sold to China and India.