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.

 

Copyright © Geographic Guide -  American Continent.

 

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

 

Antique photographs

 

Statue of Liberty with the WTC in the background.

 

Manhattan

 

Statue of Liberty

 

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

 

NYC

 

New Building

 

New York Skyline images

 

NYC Skyscrapers

 

North America

 

Map New York City

 

 

WTC

 

World Trade Center

 

USA

 

Twin Towers, in Manhattan