The World Trade Center (WTC)
was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan in New York City that were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks.
The process of cleanup and recovery continued 24 hours a day over a period of eight months. Debris was transported from the World Trade Center site to Fresh Kills on Staten Island, where it was further sifted.
2,605 in people died in the towers and on the ground.
As with most tragedies that strike at the core of America's psyche, we recovered and found ways to make money off of it.