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Remembering 9/11: The iconic design of World Trade Center symbolises New York's resilience and defeat of terrorism

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 September 2018, 12:59 IST

It's been 17 years since the world's biggest terrorist attack took place in the beautiful city of the United States Of America. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, also known as 9/11 attacks took thousands of lives in New York and the iconic building Twin Towers was burned down to the ground.

The original World Trade Center building was a giant complex consist of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States.

This tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere featured the landmark Twin Towers, and was visible from most parts of New York and New Jersey. It was opened on April 4, 1973, and destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks.

One World Trade Center

The center piece of the brand new World Trade Center stands 104 stories and 1,776 feet tall (including its somewhat controversial spire, which shines every night).

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2 World Trade Center

3 World Trade Center

Ten years after the official groundbreaking for 3 World Trade Center, the 80-story tower finally opened in June.

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4 World Trade Center

This 72-story, 977-foot-tall building encompasses 2.3 million square feet, and was designed by Fumihiko Maki of the Tokyo-based architectural firm Maki & Associates.

5 World Trade Center

J.P. Morgan was due to anchor a new 42-story building designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, part of which would cantilever over the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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7 World Trade Center

7 World Trade Center sits on 1.5 acres of land just north of the historic 16-acre World Trade Center campus. The original 7WTC, completed in 1987 (and destroyed in the aftermath of 9/11), sat on the same site.

National September 11 Memorial Museum

The city has done so much not only for the people who were able to see the attacks but also for the people lost their lives during the attacks.

They made a memorial with the names written on it dedicated to the victims of 9/11 attacks who were in the plane crash and at the site where the plane crashed.

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The memorial a large open-air plaza, opened on September 11, 2011. Since then, more than 37 million visitors have taken in its two waterfalls (known as “Reflecting Absence”) in the footprints of the fallen Twin Towers.

The museum features artifacts such as tridents from the Twin Towers, fire trucks and an ambulance from the 9/11 attacks, and the remains of the old WTC broadcast antenna, along with more than 150 new artifacts were put on display.

More than 11 million people have visited this place since it opened.

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Oculus

This 150-foot-tall winged creation, the work of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has become a lower Manhattan landmark. The architectural piece is the topper for the larger WTC Transportation Hub, with a skylight that opens every September 11.

World Trade Center Transportation Hub

The MTA unveiled the new subway stop at Cortlandt Street, now dubbed WTC Cortlandt, which sits within the footprint of the old 1 stop that was destroyed on 9/11.

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Liberty Park

This one-acre park occupies a site just south of the 9/11 Memorial, and cost $50 million to construct. It sits atop the World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center, and overlooks the rest of the World Trade Center campus.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Located within Liberty Park, this church will replace the one of the same name destroyed when one of the Twin Towers collapsed on it on 9/11.

The new structure is the second Santiago Calatrava design at the World Trade Center, and has elements that echo the design of the Oculus.

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The new structure is the second Santiago Calatrava design at the World Trade Center, and has elements that echo the design of the Oculus.

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First published: 11 September 2018, 12:59 IST
 
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