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An otherwise ignorant purchase of a property sale yielded an incredible archive of never-before-seen photos of the Twin Towers clean-up operation, which gave a frightening look at the immediate aftermath of 9/11

An otherwise indisputable sale of a real estate sale yielded an incredible archive of never-before-made public photos of the Ground Zero clearance operation, which provided a frightening look at the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

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Discovered on a set of damaged CD & # 39; s, the approximately 2,400 images were caught on a Canon Powershot G1 by a currently unidentified member of the World Trade Center cleaning team, who has since died of complications related to his work on the site.

Taken from above and on the ground, the cache of photos in large show workers and heavy machinery immersed in a deep and ominous gap of scorched iron, folded metal and the skeletal contours of office floors that, a few days before, had been rimmed and littered with a human impulse.

Others document a deserted and apocalyptic view from the top and show well-known tourist attractions such as the Winter Garden Atrium, beaten, dust-free and lifeless.

An otherwise ignorant purchase of a property sale yielded an incredible archive of never-before-seen photos of the Twin Towers clean-up operation, which gave a frightening look at the immediate aftermath of 9/11

An otherwise ignorant purchase of a property sale yielded an incredible archive of never-before-seen photos of the Twin Towers clean-up operation, which gave a frightening look at the immediate aftermath of 9/11

Taken from above and on the ground, the cache of photos in large show workers and heavy machinery immersed in a deep and ominous gap of scorched iron

Taken from above and on the ground, the cache of photos in large show workers and heavy machinery immersed in a deep and ominous gap of scorched iron

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Taken from above and on the ground, the cache of photos in large show workers and heavy machinery immersed in a deep and ominous gap of scorched iron

Workers are surrounded by pleated metal and the skeletal contours of office floors that were rimmed a few days earlier and buried under a human wrist

Workers are surrounded by pleated metal and the skeletal contours of office floors that were rimmed a few days earlier and buried under a human wrist

Workers are surrounded by pleated metal and the skeletal contours of office floors that were rimmed a few days earlier and buried under a human wrist

Discovered on a series of damaged CD & # 39; s, the 2,400 image was captured on a Canon Powershot G1 by a currently unknown member of the World Trade Center cleaning team who has since died

Discovered on a series of damaged CD & # 39; s, the 2,400 image was captured on a Canon Powershot G1 by a currently unknown member of the World Trade Center cleaning team who has since died

Discovered on a series of damaged CD & # 39; s, the 2,400 image was captured on a Canon Powershot G1 by a currently unknown member of the World Trade Center cleaning team who has since died

A photo with a higher ground helps to tackle the destruction of terror, because the remains of WTC 6 and 7 have been photographed

A photo with a higher ground helps to tackle the destruction of terror, because the remains of WTC 6 and 7 have been photographed

A photo with a higher ground helps to tackle the destruction of terror, because the remains of WTC 6 and 7 have been photographed

Thick smoke of dusty smoke comes from the wreck of the North Tower, October 16, 2001 - just over a month after the attacks shocked the world
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Thick smoke of dusty smoke comes from the wreck of the North Tower, October 16, 2001 - just over a month after the attacks shocked the world

Thick smoke of dusty smoke comes from the wreck of the North Tower, October 16, 2001 – just over a month after the attacks shocked the world

All photos were taken in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the vast majority of which date from mid-September to October 2001 (pictured: three workers see a pile of debris on the Ground Zero site)

All photos were taken in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the vast majority of which date from mid-September to October 2001 (pictured: three workers see a pile of debris on the Ground Zero site)

All photos were taken in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the vast majority of which date from mid-September to October 2001 (pictured: three workers see a pile of debris on the Ground Zero site)

The images were tucked away on a CD until Dr. Johnathan Burgess and his wife had recently purchased the disc at an estate sale

The images were tucked away on a CD until Dr. Johnathan Burgess and his wife had recently purchased the disc at an estate sale

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The images were tucked away on a CD until Dr. Johnathan Burgess and his wife had recently purchased the disc at an estate sale

But in the midst of the devastation, the anonymous documentary was able to capture subdued human moments, where employees saw a smile or joked at his lens during their break.

All photos were taken in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the vast majority of which date from mid-September to October 2001.

They were tucked away on a CD until Dr. Johnathan Burgess and his wife had recently purchased the disc at an estate sale.

& # 39; My important other person bought them at a estate sale because we collect and archive vintage media for public benefit, & # 39; said Dr. Johnathan Burgess PetaPixel. & # 39; I manage a lot of internet and archival information and she loves field work. & # 39;

May of the photos document a desolate and apocalyptic image of bugging and show well-known tourist hotspots such as the Winter Garden Atrium (as pictured), beaten, clothed and lifeless
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May of the photos document a desolate and apocalyptic image of bugging and show well-known tourist hotspots such as the Winter Garden Atrium (as pictured), beaten, clothed and lifeless

May of the photos document a desolate and apocalyptic image of bugging and show well-known tourist hotspots such as the Winter Garden Atrium (as pictured), beaten, clothed and lifeless

The once shiny 10-storey glass structure of the garden was bent and shattered by falling debris from the towers. The Winter Garden Atrium used to connect to the World Trade Center via a 400-foot pedestrian bridge

The once shiny 10-storey glass structure of the garden was bent and shattered by falling debris from the towers. The Winter Garden Atrium used to connect to the World Trade Center via a 400-foot pedestrian bridge

The once shiny 10-storey glass structure of the garden was bent and shattered by falling debris from the towers. The Winter Garden Atrium used to connect to the World Trade Center via a 400-foot pedestrian bridge

But in the midst of the devastation, the anonymous documentary was able to capture subdued human moments, where employees saw a smile or joked at the lens during their break

But in the midst of the devastation, the anonymous documentary was able to capture subdued human moments, where employees saw a smile or joked at the lens during their break

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But in the midst of the devastation, the anonymous documentary was able to capture subdued human moments, where employees saw a smile or joked at the lens during their break

In what was once an office staff room, a coffee maker and a number of other facilities are eerily kept in an otherwise indistinguishable mess

In what was once an office staff room, a coffee maker and a number of other facilities are eerily kept in an otherwise indistinguishable mess

In what was once an office staff room, a coffee maker and a number of other facilities are eerily kept in an otherwise indistinguishable mess

In addition to the Winter Garden Atrium, the AMEX building carries its own wounds from falling debris that shattered many of its left-hand windows and pierced the exterior of the building

In addition to the Winter Garden Atrium, the AMEX building carries its own wounds from falling debris that shattered many of its left-hand windows and pierced the exterior of the building

In addition to the Winter Garden Atrium, the AMEX building carries its own wounds from falling debris that shattered many of its left-hand windows and pierced the exterior of the building

The couple then passed on the images to fellow archivist, Jason Scott, who has since uploaded the photos to a Flickr album.

Scott said on Twitter that while the CDs with the photos were rotten in the 18 years since 9/11, he was fortunately still able to extract the photos.

The Sept. 11 attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people after four hijacked commercial airliners flew into the towers of the North and South World Trade Center, the Pentagon and an area in Pennsylvania.

The September 11 attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people after four hijacked commercial airliners flew into the towers of the North and South World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania (pictured: iron paneling that once belonged to one of the Twin Towers' dangerous balance sheets on the ground, on October 16, 2001)

The September 11 attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people after four hijacked commercial airliners flew into the towers of the North and South World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania (pictured: iron paneling that once belonged to one of the Twin Towers' dangerous balance sheets on the ground, on October 16, 2001)

The September 11 attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people after four hijacked commercial airliners flew into the towers of the North and South World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania (pictured: iron paneling that once belonged to one of the Twin Towers' dangerous balance sheets on the ground, on October 16, 2001)

A diffraction of light is staring at construction workers in New York on October 18, 2001
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A diffraction of light is staring at construction workers in New York on October 18, 2001

A diffraction of light is staring at construction workers in New York on October 18, 2001

A parking lot has been remarkably preserved on the site of the World Trade Center on 9 October, with a car apparently escaping destruction almost without damage

A parking lot has been remarkably preserved on the site of the World Trade Center on 9 October, with a car apparently escaping destruction almost without damage

A parking lot has been remarkably preserved on the site of the World Trade Center on 9 October, with a car apparently escaping destruction almost without damage

A construction worker brushes dust off his boots after leaving the WTC site. As many as 45,000 people thought they were suffering from at least one 9/11-related chronic disease, according to US Senator Kirsten Gilibrand - many of whom were first aid workers or cleanup personnel

A construction worker brushes dust off his boots after leaving the WTC site. As many as 45,000 people thought they were suffering from at least one 9/11-related chronic disease, according to US Senator Kirsten Gilibrand - many of whom were first aid workers or cleanup personnel

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A construction worker brushes dust off his boots after leaving the WTC site. As many as 45,000 people thought they were suffering from at least one 9/11-related chronic disease, according to US Senator Kirsten Gilibrand – many of whom were first aid workers or cleanup personnel

Both towers fell in just 102 minutes after the first commercial aircraft hit the North Tower

Both towers fell in just 102 minutes after the first commercial aircraft hit the North Tower

Both towers fell in just 102 minutes after the first commercial aircraft hit the North Tower

& # 39; We have lost this photographer and many people who were there were sick, dying and miserable from the work they had done during those first months at Ground Zero & # 39 ;, Jason Scott tweeted after uploading the photo & # 39; s (photo: two construction workers relax during a break in October 10)

& # 39; We have lost this photographer and many people who were there were sick, dying and miserable from the work they had done during those first months at Ground Zero & # 39 ;, Jason Scott tweeted after uploading the photo & # 39; s (photo: two construction workers relax during a break in October 10)

& # 39; We have lost this photographer and many people who were there were sick, dying and miserable from the work they had done during those first months at Ground Zero & # 39 ;, Jason Scott tweeted after uploading the photo & # 39; s (photo: two construction workers relax during a break in October 10)

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After just 102 minutes, both iconic 110-storey towers that had dominated the New York skyline for nearly three decades collapsed.

The effects of this continue to pose a threat to today's survivors, with as many as 45,000 people who thought they were suffering from at least one 9/11-related chronic disease, according to US Senator Kirsten Gilibrand.

Many of the affected contingents were first responders and members of the Ground Zero cleaning team.

& # 39; Today Jon Stewart testified to the importance of extending the 9/11 fund beyond 2020, to deal with the health and well-being of the care workers who went to Ground Zero and worked there, with great suffering in the past years & # 39 ;, Scott tweeted on June 11. , with a thread with a number of images.

& # 39; We have lost this photographer and many people who were there were sick, dying and miserable from the work they had done during those first months at Ground Zero. They were told that the area was completely safe. It is quite clear that this was not the case. Jon Stewart's plea for financing is right. & # 39;

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