It has almost been 17 years since the most devastating attack in American history. On September 11 terrorists hijacked four planes were able to crash them into Twin tower and Pentagon.

A day that started out with clear blue skies ended with a mass of twisted, smoldering metal where the Twin Towers once stood, leaving 2,977 people dead in the United States of America, along with the 19 hijackers.

September 11 happened almost two decades ago. One-quarter of Americans are too young to remember it. We certainly don’t want to forget about 9/11, even as we get on with our lives and confront new challenges. So in memory of that day, here are some images that we Auxx collected where you probably haven’t seen before. 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 American history and the world forever.

#1 People from Park row and Beekman street looks up as the South Tower begins to collapse

Patrick Witty

#2 Just a moment before the second plane’s impact, a photographer caught the image through his medium format camera

Rob Howard

#3 People falling from the tower

David Surowiecki

#4 People run down the broadway once the dust and smoke clouds hit the street from collapsing World Trade Centre buildings in New York

Kelly Price

#5 A man gotta job to do

Melanie Einzig

#6 After minutes of the first plane’s attack, the way it looked from an apartment four blocks away

Patricia McDonough

#7 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. Photo © Wolfgang Staehle

#8 South tower of the World Trade Centre collapsing

Bolivar Arellano

#9 Raining remains behind a cross a top Trinity church

James Nachtwey / VII for Time

#10 She had no idea 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

#11 The second plane had flown directly over the photographer’s head and hit into the South Tower

Marc A. Garrett

#12 The kid was 4 years old and the picture was taken along the Westside highway


#13 A lone man runs down the Broadway to escape from the smoke and dust cloud comes up the street from collapsing World Trade Centre

Kelly Price

#14 A couple holding each other and looking at the collapsing tower

luke kurtis

#15 Smoke visible in Landsat 7 satellite image in New York city took early on September 12


#17 A plane explodes after hitting the second tower

Sara K. Schwittek

#18 A man took the image was right next to the buildings when the first tower collapsed

Phil Penman

#18 A mother with her baby on a Brooklyn rooftop shortly after the collapsing of the twin towers

On a Brooklyn rooftop shortly after the collapse of the Twin Towers, Jenna Piccirillo and three-month-old Vaughan embody innocence and resilience, according to the photographer: “Life continues in the face of disaster . . . despite the horrors we inflict on one another.” Photo © Alex Webb/Magnum Photos

#19 People had no idea there was an attack and they may have thought it was an office fire. This image came out four years after the attacks

Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos

#20 Twin towers burn behind the empire state building

Marty Lederhandler

#21 Several Buildings In The Trade Center Complex Collapsed Following A Terrorist Attack

Petra Beter
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