15+ Rare Photos Of 9/11 You Probably Haven’t Seen Before

It has been 16 years since the devastating attacks of September 11. Coverage of the tragedy during which nearly 3,000 perished was the main priority that day for most Western news agencies (the scenes were witnessed by an estimated two billion people – a third of the human race). Together with amateur records, this has produced such an incredible amount of footage, some of it is rarely seen even today.

A&D has collected some of the least seen 9/11 pictures from across the internet. From street-shots of the towers going down to satellite images of New York City, these unforgettable photos reveal new angles of the horrific day that changed the world for ever. For more similar September 11 shots, check out this powerful book by David Friend. (H/T: Bored Panda)

01. A Knot Of Bystanders At Park Row And Beekman Street Look Up As The South Tower Begins To Collapse

Patrick Witty

02. As Seen Through A Fish-Eye Lens From An Apartment Four Blocks Away, Smoke Streams From The North Tower Within Minutes Of The First Plane’s Attack

Patricia McDonough

03. A Man Has A Job To Do

Melanie Einzig

04. At Rector Street And Broadway, A Photographer Leaned Out His Window With A Medium-format Camera And Caught The Moment Before The Second Plane’s Impact

Rob Howard

05. People Run Down Broadway As A Smoke And Dust Cloud Comes Up The Street From The Collapsing World Trade Center Buildings In New York

Kelly Price

06. American Airlines Flight 11 (Visible In The Upper Right-Hand Corner Of The Photo) Approaches The North Tower Of The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001

American Airlines Flight 11 (visible in the upper right-hand corner of the photo) approaches the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This largely unknown triptych (the subsequent images follow), shot from a Brooklyn window, was part of an ongoing Internet art exhibition that displayed updated panoramas of downtown Manhattan every four seconds. A time code can be seen in the lower right-hand corner of each frame.

Wolfgang Staehle

07. Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant, Asked A Co-Worker To Take Her Portrait As A Record Of The Day

Daser Bessler

08. The South Tower Disintegrates, Raining Debris Behind A Cross Atop Trinity Church

James Nachtwey / VII for Time

09. People Falling From The Towers

David Surowiecki

10. I Was 4 Years Old And The Picture Was Taken Along The Westside Highway That Morning On 9/11

AustinSansone

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