The fascinating and tragic history of the World Trade Center
From their inception to their destruction, the Twin Towers have been a source of inspiration
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The World Trade Center (WTC) was an enormous business complex that dominated Downtown Manhattan since its creation in the 1970s. The mains stars of the WTC were the Twin Towers, two enormous identical skyscrapers that earned the title of tallest buildings in the world when they were first built. These towers were an incredible feat of engineering that many believed impossible. They were the sites of many interesting and terrifying stunts, as well as a proud symbol of the financial success of New York and the entire United States. Sadly, they were destroyed by a devastating terror attack in 2001 that took more lives than any other attack in the nation's history.
Click through the following gallery for the full story of the World Trade Center, from the seed of an idea in 1939, to its destruction in 2001, and finally its rebirth in the following decades.
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