Focus Friday - World Trade Center Attack

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Tuesday, Aug 10 2010 by

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.

World Trade Center Site (Google Maps)
World Trade Center Site

1 World Trade Center (StreetView)
1 World Trade Center
World Trade Center attack mural (StreetView)
World Trade Center attack mural

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.

World Trade Center debris at JFK (Birds Eye)
World Trade Center debris at JFK

Fresh Kills Dump (Google Maps)
Fresh Kills Dump
The World Trade center Sphere (Birds Eye)
The World Trade center Sphere

2,605 in people died in the towers and on the ground.

'Postcards' - Staten Island September 11 Memorial (Birds Eye)
'Postcards' - Staten Island September 11 Memorial

Yakov Smirnov's "America's Heart" mural (Birds Eye)
Yakov Smirnov's "America's Heart" mural
World Trade Center Memorial (StreetView)
World Trade Center Memorial

World Trade Center Memorial (Birds Eye)
World Trade Center Memorial

As with most tragedies that strike at the core of America’s psyche, we recovered and found ways to make money off of it.

Movie Set - World Trade Center (Birds Eye)
Movie Set - World Trade Center

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