February 11th, 2010
05:06 PM ET

Interactive: Newly released 9/11 photos show World Trade Center from above


Newly released photographs show what a damaged World Trade Center tower and its collapse looked like from a New York Police Department helicopter as it flew nearby on September 11, 2001, in New York.

The aerial photos were obtained by ABC News after it filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which had collected the images for its investigation into the towers' collapse.

A couple of the images show one of the twin towers burning after a hijacked airplane had flown into it. Others show it collapsing, and the rest show the clouds of debris and dust spreading below after the towers crumbled.

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  1. georgia Kruusi

    ohhh...wish I hadn't looked at these....God Bless all of us that still really care about that day and all affected...near and far

    February 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    Amazing photographs. It is still hard to grasp the enormity of the towers burning and collapsing.

    February 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm |