5 Terabytes of 9/11 Data


"This collection contains more than 5 terabytes of data gathered from 9/11/2001 to the present. The collection of archived documents was commissioned by the Library of Congress to preserve digital materials covering the events of September 11, 2001. Additional assistance has been provided by Alexa Internet, webArchivist.org and Pew Internet & American Life."

"Highlighted on the webpage are a few of the many thousands of sites represented in this Internet library." http://web.archive.org/collections/sep11.html

(My thanks to Garko for pointing out this website.)

Interesting... some sites "blocked".

Some sites are blocked or excluded when searching. http://web.archive.org/collections/web/faqs.html#exclusions

Great link, thank you.

I've found a very interesting BBC article from the afternoon of 9/11 called Could the planes have been stopped? that talks about what the FAA and NORAD normally should have done. Here's a telling excerpt:

Air traffic control personnel "would have known immediately" when the planes veered away from their normal route, according to Mr Yates.

"They are monitoring the flight paths all the time, constantly monitoring them on screens in front of them.

"The controller would see straightaway that the flight profiles had gone away from the norm."

However, Mr Yates said there is little that can be done if a pilot is determined on destruction.

"Their first role is to get all other planes out of the way first - to warn any other contactable plane of close proximity and the potential for an accident.

"They will have been frantically trying to contact the planes that have gone off their trajectory.

"But if that doesn't work their only option would be possibly to scramble military jets."

Military planes can go into action "within minutes" in the case of an emergency, he said.

But if the plane changed course only shortly before reaching its target, it would have been too late.

And here's an interesting

And here's an interesting interview from September 12th with the architect Aaron Swirsky who was part of the architectural team that designed the Twin Towers.