World Trade Center
Neighborhood: Financial District
Type of Place: Landmarks
The World Trade Center was a symbol of America's freedom and prosperity. For those reasons it was also a target of terrorists.
On September 11, 2001, two hijacked planes struck the towers. 2,749 people were killed in New York City alone. More would die at the Pentagon and on a field in Pennsylvania. It was the worst terror attack in the nation's history.
To this day there is a void at the WTC site. But the area is still very much alive. Families have been moving into buildings once occupied by office workers. Summer festivals and the Tribeca Film Festival continue to draw people to the area.
In the coming years, portions of the site will be redeveloped. There is already a new PATH station. And plans have been approved for a new memorial called "Reflecting Abscence." The centerpiece will be the Freedom Tower which will soar 1,776 feet.
So that the world may never forget, each year on 9/11 the area is illuminated with two towers of light
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In honor of Jackie Sayegh Duggan and all those killed on 9/11.