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On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was attacked for the first time when, at 12:18 pm, terrorists detonated 1,500 pounds of explosives in an underground parking garage below 1 WTC.

Six people were killed, including a pregnant woman. Thousands were injured. Local agencies and responders from the New York - New Jersey region conducted the largest rescue operation in New York City history at the time. Port Authority staff worked day and night in the ensuing months to rebuild the Twin Towers. The 9/11 Living Memorial remembers the vitims of the 1993 attack. We extend our condolences to the families of those who were killed and our thoughts to all who were affected.

Our Stories section is a growing compilation of the truly heroic actions of so many on 9/11. They are a record of the confusion and courage, the unity and loss, that make up our collective memory of that day.


James Outerbridge' Story
Submitted by: James Outerbridge
Each year on 9/11, James listens intently as family and friends recite the list of names of loved ones lost on that fateful day in 2001. Every year on 9/11, James knows where his name would be on that list had he died.
Robert Hayes' Story
Submitted by Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes, aka Bob, was working the graveyard shift as a supervisor for a transportation company. After work, Bob would go to Chase Bank near WTC to do his father's banking as his father traveled a lot.