All this terror and hardship in the United States of America during and after the 9-11 attacks was a good reason to celebrate for thousands of Muslins in the Mid-east countries. We have got to stop giving these people all of our money for oil.
The 9-11 attacks inflicted significant economic damage on lower Manhattan and the U.S. economy. New York stock exchanges were closed until September 17. Reopening, the Dow Jones Industrial Average nosedived, dropping 684 points, the largest one-week point drop in its history. U.S. stocks lost an estimated $1.74 trillion in value during the week. New York City lost some $2.8 billion in wages in the three months following the attacks, mainly in the export sector. The city's GDP fell an estimated $27.3 billion in the next three months.
More than 18,000 small businesses located in Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center were either destroyed or displaced by the attacks and 31.9 million square feet of Lower Manhattan office space was damaged or destroyed. The collapse of the Twin Towers released thousands of tons of toxic debris into the air containing more than 2,500 contaminants, many of them known carcinogens. Several deaths have been linked to inhalation of toxic dust and the names of these victims will be added to the list of casualties inscribed on the World Trade Center Memorial, which was formally dedicated Saturday, 11 September 2011.