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

 

Skyscraper

 

Empire State Building

 

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

 

Manhattan

 

Statue of Liberty with the WTC in the background.

 

Statue of Liberty

 

NYC

 

New Building

 

North America

 

Map New York City

 

 

WTC

 

World Trade Center

 

USA

 

Twin Towers, in Manhattan