It’s amazing to consider that the events of September 11 happened 11 years ago. The world has changed a lot since then. The toll 9/11 took on the people of New York, from a dying generation of rescue dogs to the sick and injured human first responders, has been massive and lingering. However, as construction continues on the replacement Freedom Tower, there are still a lot of signs of 9/11 lingering, but none more impressive than this. Part of one of the Boeing 767 planes used in the 9/11 attacks was recovered in Manhattan.
The part is impressive when you consider just how large it is and how long it went undiscovered while wedged in an 18-inch gap between buildings. The part, composed of cables and levers and all kinds of bits, is 17 inches wide and 4 feet long. It is part of the landing gear from the plane. The area around 51 Park Place, the site of a controversial mosque and Islamic center, has been a hotbed of discovering 9/11 wreckage, but this is an impressive discovery nonetheless.
“It’s a manifestation of a horrific terrorist act a block and a half away from where we stand,” said New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly. “So, sure, it brings back terrible memories to anyone who was here or who was involved in that event.”
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