September 11th, 2001.
This is a date that the world will never forget. On this fateful day, New York City was attacked in what would become the largest-scale terror attack in modern history.
While the world mourned for the thousands who died in the attacks, the rebuilding process began. And now, thousands of never-before-seen pictures of the wreckage and clean-up operations have been unearthed.
The photos shine a haunting new light onto the wreckage and demonstrate the sheer scale and magnitude that the attack had on Manhattan.
9/11 commemorates the Western world's most horrifying terror attack.
via: GettyOn the morning of September 11th, 2001, 4 commercial airplanes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Centre's Twin Towers, the western side of the Pentagon, and a field just outside of Pennsylvania.
Thousands of people were killed.
via: GettyA total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC, and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 343 of those were New York City firefighters, twenty-three were New York City police officers and thirty-seven were officers at the Port Authority.
The footage from the attacks still horrifies us to this day.
And new footage has recently been unearthed...
via: ShutterstockFound amongst a stash of CDs bought at a house clearance sale, thousands of never-seen-before photos of Ground Zero in the aftermath of the attack were discovered, a whole eighteen years after the tragedy.
They offer a fresh insight into the huge clean-up operation.
via: ShutterstockThe newly discovered photos show the construction sites in Ground Zero, views from the ground level, the damaged interior, and the twisted remains of the World Trade Centre.
It was by complete chance that the photos were discovered.
via: ShutterstockThey were discovered by the partner of Dr. Johnathan Burgess at a house clearance sale in Massachusetts, who then went and released them through archivist, Jason Scott.