Tuesday met 17 years of the attacks against the twin towers in New York.
The official death toll at the World Trade Center is 2,753, including the missing and presumed dead. Only 1642 of them, or about 60%, have been identified so far.
Despite advances in DNA extraction techniques, in the last five years the Bureau of forensic medicine of New York has failed to perform only five identifications more.
However, not only the DNA has been key in this task, but also dozens of personal objects that allowed family members to know the fate of their loved ones.
Today, it is possible to see many of these objects in the Museum National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, as well as various exhibitions that have traveled the United States in recent years.
Among the personal items found there are several lenses, who lost the Crystal by the impact and have signs of having been burned by the fire.
This is the wheel of a BMW car that was buried under the rubble.
Getty ImagesEste device, that well could be mistaken for the engine of one of the planes that crashed into the towers, is one of the 99 engines operating elevators of the World Trade Center.
Getty ImagesUnos of objects large and striking of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York is known as «Trident». It is a steel columns that held up the facade of the entrance of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Getty ImagesEste fire truck was parked on West Street near Vesey Street on the morning of the attacks. The rear was flattened completely. In addition, there are parts that are believed, they are also deformed for the account of the fire.
Getty ImagesEsta 6 metres tall structure is a portion of the TV antenna and radio about 100 m in height which was on top of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. This antenna was vital for the transmission of television signals from 1980, until 10:28 am on September 11, 2001, when the Tower collapsed.
Getty ImagesEstos cell phones and pagers were also found in the rubble of the twin towers.
Getty ImagesEn this State was an axe from one of the detachments of fire in the neighbourhood of Harlem who came to the rescue of people trapped in the twin towers, until they collapsed.
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