The World Trade Center was destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. We maintain this page as a testament to its place in New York City's history, and in memory of all those who suffered and who lost their lives. For information about Ground Zero, please click here
and for information about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum click here
. We have additional pages about the new 7 World Trade Center
and under-construction 1 World Trade Center
, which is also known as the Freedom Tower.
Following is our original description of the World Trade Center:
With a wide-open plaza between them, the Twin Towers have been an impressive tourist attraction since 1975 as well as a daily workplace for 50,000 people. An additional 200,000 people enter the World Trade Center every day, which includes those who come to ride the two express elevators up to the observatory on the 107th floor. The views, particularly of the nearby harbor, New York skyline, and Statue of Liberty are spectacular. Also of note is the World Financial Center next door, which has a stunning glass-enclosed atrium as well as boat launch outside on the Hudson River. Special events and dozens of stores and restaurants can be found in the entire complex.