The Lost View of New York


The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, in Manhattan, was one of the most photographed views of the United States. Completed in 1973, it was the world's highest construction of that time. The topping out of the North Tower (417 m) took place on December 23, 1970.

On 11th September 2001, two commercial flights, hijacked by terrorists, hit the Twin Towers. The two tower had suffered a complete structural collapse in 104 minutes, after the first attack. In the September 11 attacks, about 2,800 people died and 1796 were not found.

In 2013, the One World Trade Center building was completed in the same site, with the same height as the Twin Towers. It is the tallest building in the United States. The One World Observatory opened in 2015.



The Twin Towers, in Manhattan, was completely destroyed in the September 11 attacks.


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United States


... and the Brooklyn Bridge.


Brooklyn Bridge


The Lost View of New York




Empire State Building


The view after 2013, with the One World Trade Center building in the same site  (credit: Julienne Schaer / NYC & Company).




Antique photographs


Statue of Liberty with the WTC in the background.




Statue of Liberty


Aerial view of the devastated World Trade Center, in September 23, 2001 (photograph by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).




New Building


New York Skyline images


NYC Skyscrapers


North America


Map New York City





World Trade Center




Twin Towers, in Manhattan