68. The World Trade Center
The original World Trade Center opened in New
City in 1973. The most famous part of
complex of buildings was the Twin Towers. They
named because there were almost exactly the same.
only difference is that one had a tall
on the top.
When they were built, the
,368-foot tall buildings were the tallest in the world.
tall buildings needed a way for people to
in them. The towers had 95 elevators in
. Visitors used to travel to the 107th and
floors, where there were observation decks from which
could see the entire city and New Jersey.
there were offices, shops, a hotel, and on
top floor of one of the towers there
a restaurant called "Windows on the World". The
even hosted a salsa night on Thursdays. A
of subway lines ran underneath the towers. The
Trade Center Complex, with a total of seven
, was so large that it had its own
code. In 1974 a French man walked a
between the twin towers.
The World Trade Center
a bombing in 1993. The skyline and spirit
New York City were changed after September 11,
. That morning, two planes crashed into the World
Center in downtown Manhattan. At first the top
of the buildings were in flames. Soon they
tumbling down, covering lower Manhattan in hot metal
ash. A total of 2,753 people died. For
the air smelled of burnt metal and plastic.
took eight months for the site to be
. Years later, The World Trade Center is rebuilding.
is a new tower, called the Freedom Tower.
is also a memorial and museum to honor
who died in the 2001 attack.