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. Inaugurated in 1973, with 110 floors and 412 meters high, it was the highest construction of that time.

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).




Statue of Liberty with the WTC in the background.


Statue of Liberty




New Building


North America


Map New York City





World Trade Center




Twin Towers, in Manhattan