Book Creator

9/11 project

by leilani balderas


A Day of Tragedy and Unity
September 11, 2001
By Lei Lani Balderas
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, forever changed the course of history.

This visual essay explores the events of that fateful day, examining the impact on individuals, the nation, and the world. Through a combination of written text, images, and archival footage, we aim to remember and reflect upon this tragic event that shaped our modern world.

Please Take Caution when watching videos, This event is an extremely traumatic and devastating part of American History. Please preform excellent self care after viewing.
Comic Panel 1
The Twin Towers Before The Attack.
The Twin Towers
1973 - 2001
● The Twin Towers were each 110 stories tall.

● The construction of the Twin Towers began in August 1968 and was completed in December 1972. They were designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki and the architectural firm Emery Roth & Sons.

● Each floor of the Twin Towers had approximately 4 acres (16,187 square meters) of rentable office space.

● The weight of each tower was approximately 500,000 tons (453,592 metric tons), including the structural steel, concrete, and furnishings. That means that each floor weighed 3,200,000 pounds.

● The Twin Towers featured observation decks on the 107th floor (South Tower) and the 110th floor (North Tower). These decks provided breathtaking views of New York City and were popular tourist attractions.
Comic Panel 1
19 Jul 1971
Thirty Years before the attack, In this archival footage we can see construction workers proudly celebrating and posing next to the building as they worked on its construction.
IMAGE CAPTION Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
Comic Panel 1
"The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man’s dedication to world peace...beyond the compelling need to make this a monument to world peace, the World Trade Center should, because of its importance, become a representation of man’s belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his belief in the cooperation of men, and through this cooperation, his ability to find greatness"
Architect Yamasaki 1973 at the opening ceremony
Comic Panel 1
April 4th, 1973 The World Trade Center First Opened