DAMAGE DONE :
Tower 1, Tower 2, Building #7, Solomon Building are all down
Smoke at Financial Center from defective
generator. Not related to WTC crashes.
1 Liberty Plaza is NOT at risk, contrary to reports earlier.
The Pentagon was evacuated because of the danger of spreading fire.
It has reached the inner ring and was spreading along the roof.
care center at one of the buildings searched and
it is thought that it was evacuated in time.
WTC architech says that the collapse was caused from massive fuel fire.
It was just too much for the structure to handle.
Landfill on Staten Island re-opened to clean up rubble from wreckage.
http://www.civil.usyd.edu.au/wtc.htm - Engineering Info about the WTC Towers
NYPD's main South Repeater was on the WTC (it's backup is working, but the range is restricted). There are over 300 repeaters and pagers on the WTC Building, in addition to cell phone and wireless internet systems. All NYC TV stations are OFF the air, some stations remain on cable, but if you don't have cable, you only get WCBS. Some stations are being simulcast on other stations, but at this time, it's unknown how long this will be in affect, as most transmitters were atop the WTC. (thanks to wx for this info!)
20 billion has been agreed upon to be spend to deal with the crisis
house and senate are expected to have the final papers signed by end of business tomorrow
Cisco have donated 4 million dollars, GE have donated 10 million, and Amazon.com have donated http://www.amazon.com/redcross/ for donation collection. (thanks to Wagahai!)
Info on the WTC, general stats, why it collapsed, etc. http://mirror.pacific.net.au/wtc/usyd/