"Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade" (Biggie's Juicy)
On February 26, 1993, at 12:17 p.m., a Ryder truck filled with 1,500 pounds (680 kg) of explosives, planted by Ramzi Yousef, detonated in the underground garage of the North Tower.
Six people were killed and 50,000 other workers and visitors were left gasping for air within the 110 story towers. Many people inside the North Tower were forced to walk down darkened stairwells that contained no emergency lighting, some taking two hours or more to reach safety.
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Yousef fled to Pakistan after the bombing but was arrested in Islamabad in February 1995, and was extradited back to the United States to face trial. Six others had been convicted in May 1994 .
According to a presiding judge, the conspirators' chief aim was to destabilize the north tower and send it crashing into the south tower, toppling both landmarks.
The first WTC Bombing - February 26, 1993
As a memorial to the victims of the bombing of the tower, a reflecting pool was installed with the names of those who had been killed in the blast.
However, the memorial was destroyed following the September 11 attacks...
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> Party Music by The Coup
was originally scheduled to be released in September 2001.
The cover art was finished in June 2001, and was scheduled to be released just after the September 11, 2001, attacks. In response to the uncanny similarity of the artwork with the Sept. 11 attacks, the album release was held back until alternative cover art could be prepared.