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WTC By The Numbers

The end of the World Trade Center recovery operation was marked in a solemn ceremony at the site Thursday. An honor guard of rescue workers and victims' relatives escorted an empty, flag-draped stretcher symbolizing the still-missing victims out of the seven-story pit.

The 16-acre site still contains modest amounts of debris that must be removed over the next few weeks, but the bulk of the work is complete.

Here's a look at details of the eight-and-a-half-month cleanup:

  • 1,642,698 tons of debris have been removed from ground zero; 190,568 in steel.
  • The debris has been removed in 108,444 truckloads.
  • More than 3.1 million hours of labor were required to excavate
    the site.
  • More than 19,500 body parts have been collected among the
  • New York medical examiner has identified 1,102 victims. An
    additional 1,616 death certificates have been issued without a
    body, at the request of victims' families.
  • New York police say 105 people are still classified as missing
    in the trade center attack.
  • Official count of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:

    NEW YORK: 2,823 (Includes those killed in trade center and
    aboard the two jetliners.)

    WASHINGTON: 189 (Includes Pentagon and American Flight 77)

    PENNSYLVANIA: 44 passengers and crew on United Flight 93.

    TOTAL: 3,056

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