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Relatives, friends and colleagues of people who died during the World Trade Center attacks assemble around the "Circle of Honor" at Ground Zero, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002. (Robin Weiner/Medialink)
Relatives of people who died walk down to the "Circle of Honor", Sept. 11, 2002. One by one, the 2,801 names on the city list of the dead were read during the morning ceremony. (Robin Weiner/Medialink)
Representatives from various organizations surround the "Circle of Honor" at Ground Zero during a ceremony marking the one year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. (Robin Weiner/Medialink)
Bagpipe-and-drum units march down West Street towards Ground Zero for the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in Lower Manhattan. (Robin Weiner/Medialink)
Relatives, friends and colleagues of people who died during the World Trade Center attacks assemble around the "Circle of Honor" at Ground Zero, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002. (Robin Weiner/Medialink)
The World Trade Center
The World Trade Center is a collection of buildings in lower Manhattan. Towers number one and two (the "Twin Towers") were considered the tallest in the world by some people. It depends on how you define "tallest." Including the antenna, tower number one was 521 meters tall. However, including the antenna may also bring building-less antennae and towers into the running, which really mucks things up. The center was constructed on the site of the old Hudson and Manhattan rail terminal. The original plan called for a single 150-story tower, but this design was abandoned as impractical.
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My condolences to all the family members, colleagues and friends of those who were the victims of this brutal attack.
Ezi Suhaini Idrus - Sunday, October 4th, 2009 @ 12:07pm
I like the Twin Towers, and i miss the twin towers.
Christian - Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 @ 4:08pm
I think about all people who died on sept 11th years go bye but you all will be in my prayers ......god bless x
anne walsh - Monday, September 7th, 2009 @ 6:22pm
WTC Respect, and to all who were lost on that tragic day. We've all been left with bad memories, but we still have all the good ones to remember. Bless the families to all of the fallen heroes.
Christopher S. Ligety - Friday, June 5th, 2009 @ 3:24am
I visited the Twin Towers 2 weeks before it went down, and it was sad to see them collapse.
Anna - Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 @ 12:44pm
To the heros of THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE, those that walked away, and to those that slipped away you are never far from my thoughts... My thoughs are also with family & friends of the 9/11 attacks, The heros on flight 93, and unsung heros of 9/11 GOD BLESS...
Gary - Saturday, March 14th, 2009 @ 10:23am
This was a horrible thing my heart goes out to all of the families,,
Priscilla Concepcion - Thursday, March 5th, 2009 @ 8:10pm
RIP all you brave people ..
james mcleary - Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 @ 6:19am
As a Retired Soldier, I watched the events fold on that horrific day. I was flabergasted and wanted revenge. After those thoughts, my family and I prayed for those who were there in that peril. as ADMIRAL YAMAMOTA said "ALL WE DID WAS WAKE A SLEEPING GIANT AND FILL HIM WITH A TERRIBLE RESOLVE." Those terrorists did precisely that. I pray everyday for those who perished that day, shed a tear for them and hope that we catch those infadels. "GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THOSE WHO MAKE AMERICA, AMERICA!!"
Scott Miller - Saturday, September 27th, 2008 @ 11:53am
For all those who died that day, please, for the sake of America, the ppl who we lost that day and the events to follow, please take a moment of silence in front of your national flag, and thank you for supporting the US
Quinn - Friday, September 12th, 2008 @ 5:35pm
it being 7 years since 9/11 i still think about it all of the time and i will never be able to forget about it
Dion - Thursday, September 11th, 2008 @ 2:30pm
i was in the world trade centres in august of 2001 and i am going back there for the 1st time sice in dec of this year. i am not looking forward to seeing the sight. god bless the people of new york and god will always be with you........you all have great strenght and courage to carry on. god be with you all.
michelle - Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 @ 7:07am
I delivered a load of rebar to Ground Zero. I was not prepared for the wave of emotions the broke against me. Pain, anger and, yes, hate.While being unloaded, A victim was found.Work stopped while he was recovered. I started sobbing and could not stop.One of the workers came over and touched his hardhat to mineand held me until I got ahold of myself.
Ed Dishmon - Monday, July 21st, 2008 @ 1:00pm
Like the many postings below, I too think that the buildings should have been rebuilt. I visited the observation deck in 1976 and many times since. My last visit with my sons was in 1999. The experience of putting your toes up against the floor to ceiling glass windows made you feel like you were flying. Having the second tower you could see offered a sense of scale was an important part of the experience. I liked the bold parallel lines of the stainless steel ribs that soared to the top and created a stylized Gothic arch two stories above the plaza. You could see these buildings from just about everywhere in the NYC area. I miss being able to see it in the distance as you looked downtown on Sixth from Mid-town.
Richard Preston - Sunday, June 15th, 2008 @ 1:51pm
Having just visited New York for the first time and visited ground zero I have to say what an emotional moment this was for me. Nearly 7 years on this act of cowardice and treachery to fellow human beings is not forgotton or forgiven. I look forward to revisiting when the freedom tower is complete. Together we will stand united against these yellow spined freaks.
ele - Friday, May 16th, 2008 @ 5:57pm
It is really sad and if you dont think of it being sad, you could of been the one dying in pain, and jumping out windows, and even dying without seeing your kids, wife, husband, family, or even your best friend. Well I hope they rebuild the building. Im sorry for your friends and family that died in the building.
Daniel Wood - Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 @ 5:35pm
We MUST rebuild the towers and they must be exactly the same height and they should be built to the exact same size to show those sissies in the middle east that we CANT BE DESTROYEDGOD BLESS AMERICA and the people of new york city
Jane - Friday, April 18th, 2008 @ 1:01pm
I am sorry to be never able to never stand on these great structures but I am more sorry for the loss of life.
Philip Hamlin - Saturday, April 5th, 2008 @ 8:05pm
My wife and I visited New York and thoroughly enjoyed that magnificant city that never sleeps. It is hard to imagine what the city now looks like after 9/11 and my heart goes out to you. Move on and rebuild as you are doing, bigger, stronger and indeed impressive. God bless you all. John
John Symons - Sunday, February 10th, 2008 @ 7:15pm
remarkable building, to be remembered forever and always. god bless america, and the people that died
Jake - Thursday, January 17th, 2008 @ 5:56am
i have been to new york many times but all after 9/11. i remember seeing those magnificient towers shadowing over the big apple. they were an awesome sight to behold. i only ever wished i could of seen the for real. the new york skyline will never be the same without them. i am an irish male wishing to be a proud american . god bless u all and never let those terrorist win.
john - Thursday, December 27th, 2007 @ 3:59pm
it was really hard for me to believe but may God bless all those that lost their lives in 9/11.may their soul rest in peace.AMEN
obum - Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 @ 5:40am
My condolence to all families and vicims involved on this situation
Nik - Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 @ 9:30am
god has a plan for us all that day was filled with pain and horror,one that we will never should forget to the people who lost family members that day my heart goes out to you an i hope that somehow you will be able to carry on with your life in a way that would make lost one feel proud of you God Bless
Bobby Bath - Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 @ 1:27pm
Still i heard the voice of the persons who were the witnesses of the terrible.....blast.I pray to God that... Those terrible history may not repeat again.
shweta - Monday, October 15th, 2007 @ 7:05am
This act will not be forgotten, and whilst there are thsoe who may squabble over the legalities of our nation's current wars one thing remains strong, freedom will win - Britian and America have fought side by side for 70 years against those who persecute and discriminate, those who control and manipulate and those who commit unspeakable acts and masacre those because of their beliefs or colour of their skin. Liberty and Democracy are choices - but choices which everyone should have the right to make! Long live America and Long live Britain - together defending the ideals of freedom!
Andrew Walker - Monday, August 13th, 2007 @ 7:58pm
Beautiful presentation but must say what a day. i sat there watching many individuals removed from what life had to offer. god has a plan, he has his reasons
Jacob - Saturday, July 21st, 2007 @ 5:01pm
i think that the people whe comitted this act should pay. we should fight back againt these sick people! we will win this war no matter what!
hayden palmer - Sunday, July 15th, 2007 @ 4:54am
9/11 was such a tragic day. I say build the SAME two towers, prove to everyone that they can never take them down.
Jennifer - Thursday, June 14th, 2007 @ 5:27pm
we still shed a tear for Americas loss on that terrible day.We must all hold our heads up and be proud of our great nations.Great Britain will always stand by you America!God bless America God save the Queen
ernie - Monday, May 28th, 2007 @ 9:11am
I think this act of terrorism is disgusting act of socciety from that time when i heard this news. Till this time I feel very bad about it, I cant just believe its in true, just I wantend to which you that GOD BLESS YOU NEW YORK. We pray forever.
Dayanand sutar - Sunday, May 20th, 2007 @ 7:29am
this is really sad i wish it didnt happen it is sad i have the movie and i havent had a chance to watch it yet but i probably will watch it this weekend
ashley biddlecome - Friday, May 4th, 2007 @ 1:42pm
9/11 is a day that will NEVER be forgotten. I remember feeling numb and couldnīt believe my eyes when I watched tha attack on TV that very day. It was like watching a movie yet it was actually happening in real life, what a horrible nightmare. My heart goes out to the people who lost their lives and their loved ones. God bless.
Heba - Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 @ 11:39pm
i loved those twin tower i cried when i seen that happend so sad god bless america and the twin towers i love you new york
jose gonza;ez - Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 @ 12:32pm
I will never forget that tragic day of September 11,2001. Even though it sickens me everytime I look at the NYC skyline and to feel the pain and emptyness, I feel that the Freedom tower will be a great symbol of American freedom and our will power to stand up to those skumbag Arabs that did this. I went to NYC twice and I went to the WTC. I went all the way up Tower 1, to the roof, and just to know that I will probably never have a moment like that again makes me sad. God bless America and to all those who died on 9/11 and those who are curently fighting for our Freedom!
Eddie - Sunday, March 11th, 2007 @ 1:16am
This building was outstanding. Should have been re built the same, just to show the world that the cowards that destroyed the WTC cant ever win.
Brian - Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 @ 7:42pm
went to the site july 2006. cried me a river of tears for the brave people lost and for the ones who lived. why build a new tower leave it as a garden.
margie - Saturday, February 24th, 2007 @ 5:08am
Like most things in life can be repaired. Cars, Computers, Children, Adults and yes-even buildings. We can over take it (the problem) or the problem can over take us. You have the People, The Equipment, Knowledge, Money and the WILL to WIN. You can and should. God Bless
Dan - Thursday, February 15th, 2007 @ 9:18pm
I feel the same way as everyone else does. Why did the terrorists do that? It accomplished nothing. Absolutely nothing!
Daniel Choe - Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 @ 4:48pm
My Great Uncle helped construct this masterpiece and not only do i love the building, I love how a nation responded to the evil of a few freaks who think that the us is bad. Who knew two giant pillars of concrete could create so much patriotism in Amercia. Never Forget 9/11
Tom - Saturday, January 20th, 2007 @ 12:15pm
Even as a Canadian i have deep feelings for what happened on the dark day of September 11, 2001 in New York City. I still get a lump in my throat today when looking at images of the twin towers that had smoke billowing out of them like they were two giant matches!! I was so moved with all the volunteer rescue workers that help clean the rubble & search for bodies....they truly are the hand of god!! But I still think of those that parished in on 9/11 & how inicent these people were & how they didnt deserve to die the way they did...all I can say is KARMA!!! ~RIP~ to those that passed on that day!!
Marianne Clayton - Monday, January 8th, 2007 @ 7:24pm
The WTC was a great building. But the new Freedom Tower will be a great tribute for all who has lost their lives on 9-11
pieter bergsma - Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 @ 11:28am
Iam really sorry for my late condolence.Godbless America and Americans
sudhakar manchala - Thursday, December 21st, 2006 @ 7:32am
To all that passed on, you will always be remembered and missed! To those who survived you will always be thankfull for life and to those who hurt our nation you too will always always be remembered and never forgotten and we will conquer and prevail for our nation is one of a kind and nothing can stop us! WE ARE THE PEOPLE and we work together to live!
Beth Luiz - Thursday, December 14th, 2006 @ 4:41am
God bless those that died and were injured in this horrible act of madness. Those that did this have lost their humanity long ago. The United States is in a War for its very survival. The good Lord willing, we will win the fight against third-world tyrants and subhumans.
Terry Lee Webb - Sunday, December 10th, 2006 @ 11:35am
New twin towers shouldrebuild? Why? Because World Trade Center belong to New York.Taller than before.Stronger and fireproof.More than 110 stories.I remember 9/11/01old twin towers wasdestroyed by two planes.I never forget forever!!I hope I will see newtwin towers of world trade center by 2012!!
Lizbeth Paguyo - Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 @ 11:54pm
The U.S. gives to countries of need and helps when needed, why we were able to get help to sri lanka faster than we were able to get help to New Orleans, anyway,what does that have to do with the twin towers.??They were the most beautiful buildings, offering a sight maybe an insight into what was in front of you, if you looked deep and far enough you might see a light or a thousand lights. Day or night, the beauty, the the Brooklyn Bridge, several comments above indicate less, but, these, people have obviously never known freedom, peace, love, friendship and peace of heart. GOD BLESS AMERICA. and I pray for every soldier who serves, and gives and the people who write the negative.Your brother, sister, friend, could have been in that building
Julie Pearsoll - Monday, October 23rd, 2006 @ 8:59pm
the world trade center may have fallen into pieces but the UNITY and COURAGE of the american people will always prevail even in the most destructive force of evil.its a symbol of GREATNESS. MARTYRDOM for those who have perished...
marvin oliva - Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 @ 2:49am
I wish this kind of Human made disaster will never ever happen again! God bless American. (Peace for the 5th year)
Nelson Loo - Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 @ 5:40am
I would like to see the Tower 1 & 2 back in the same spot. Ill never forget that day and who was the cause of it.
Brenda Cox - Monday, September 11th, 2006 @ 11:53pm
the world trade center will always be remembered as a symbol of peace,brotherhood and prosperity and Greatness not only the USA but for all MANKIND...
marvin - Monday, September 11th, 2006 @ 10:48pm
It is hard to imagine that it has been 5 years since my immediate family and I visited NYC (including the warmth of the NYC people) and the WTC area 5 months before terrorists destroyed the towers and the general area and murdered almost 3000 people. 3000 people from many countries here in this country to work, to live, to be apart of the American dream and to represent various nations and companies. Even though we may not live and work in NYC, my family has been and will always profoundly saddened about this dark event in our history, but also proud of the american spirit to grief about the fallen heroes, while rebuilding a new structure to represent America and the heroes. Having a law enforcement and military background, I will continue to have a brotherhood with the men and women that protect and serve the people of this nation, as well as, defend the innocent from criminals... foreign and domestic. God Bless America... My home sweet home.
James Wilson - Sunday, August 20th, 2006 @ 10:48am
As a kid, I always wanted to visit New York for many reasons, one being to see these giant buildings I'd seen my whole life on tv. I eventually made it to the USA in January 2005 and although the towers were gone - I could still visualise them and they looked great. The memory of these buildings will last forever in the minds and hearts of all of us and will remain there always.
Stephen Morier - Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 @ 12:01pm
no body can not forget this terrorian doing and i sure at suitable time the world able to venge of the cleanhandeds
yosef majidi - Monday, April 10th, 2006 @ 4:03pm
years later the events of 911 has really hit me, never having been to new york, i ve always wanted to go, and i now realize that life never will be the same, the towers were a symbol of mans ability to create good in the world, and in the end they now symbolize the overwhelming sadness that one should never experience. since it happened i felt anguish, and anger, but now i am seriously coming to grips with the fact that life will never be the same, god bless everyone
derek wheeler - Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 @ 11:20am
God save America, the Tower of the freedom is a challenge to proud.
The only way to subtute the tween towers. Congratulations from Colombia!
Juancarlos - Monday, December 5th, 2005 @ 11:51am
i have never visited new york but its a place i hope to see in the future i just wish the towers were still there as i dont think its the same just visiting the site.it was the most horrific attack i have ever witnessed on television and i dont think i will ever forget those very sad images. god bless you all. x
eileen - Friday, September 9th, 2005 @ 9:48am
i hope they will rebuilt the world trade center but with greater height.This is to show terrorists that even though they destroy the symbol of america,they will just continue going higher and higher .And i hope you kill osama(the coward)
ooi yat fai - Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 @ 4:52am
I had the great privilege of working in the World Trade Centers, and happened not to be present on the day they were destroyed. Let me say that the buildings were heroic in themselves, in that they allowed 90% of their occupants at the time of the attacks to get to safety before they succumbed to the unbelievable heat of the fires within them. The firefighters and everyone involved did everything they could, but it was a day of destiny. I believe that our best course of action will be to build the towers back as they were, except to offset them so that the footprints of the original towers are left undisturbed- that is now hallowed ground. The new towers should be 120 stories, and should employ cage frame construction rather than open floor. They should be the tallest structures ever constructed, have the best evacuation and safety features in the world, and be protected by the most advanced defense system ever devised from both air and ground attack. This is a goal that I believe our nation, despite its flaws still the greatest this world has ever seen, can accomplish. Thank you.
Duane Bergman - Tuesday, June 14th, 2005 @ 10:39pm
What an incredible loss this has been to the world. A complex of magnificent towers...the best in the world. These terrorists were only jealous that they cant ever have anything like those in their homeland! Let them be cursed! I think the new towers are looking good though (well on paper). Inonly hope that they will become the biggest once again in the world, fight off the tough competition in Asia and Dubai. Let New York hold the title of the World's tallest building... where it belongs! LAND OF THE FREE... HOME OF THE BRAVE!!
Steve P - Thursday, May 26th, 2005 @ 8:16am
It is still upseting what hapened that sunny day in september, just the other day i was watching a movie called armageddon and a meteor shower hit NYC, they showed a view of the skyline after the shower hit, the crysler bldg. was in ruin, and the top 10 floors of of the south tower were halfway demolished and halfway burning, and many of the other skyscrapers were burning or were falling to the ground, it made me realize how unpredictable nature could be and how quickly such a mighty city could be deystroyed. GOD BLESS THE USA
GH - Friday, May 20th, 2005 @ 10:21pm
I wish Terrorists had never done this.What did we ever do to them.The Twin Towers were my FAVORITE buildings. these buildings were never ment to be Knoked down.They Killed over 2,000 people for no reason.Thats not Funny,its SAD.I will never foget the WTC.The reason they probably did this is cause they hate us.We did not do anything to Deserve this.I am so upset.I am sorry for all the Children and Parents that lost ther Relatives.I love you WTC
Vincent Guerriera - Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 @ 7:27pm
It's been 3 and a half years now since evil and hatred hijacked us all on that calm, warm, early fall morning in September. That day was one of the worst, if not THE worst, day of my life. I still pinch myself on occasion just to make sure it was a reality and not a nightmare. I regret never going inside the Twins or walking in the general area of the World Trade Complex and seeing the wonderful views from the observation decks and roof, or dining at Windows on the World overlooking the spectacular New York skyline. I did see them once in person, when I was a young kid, probably no older than 10 or 11, as I reached out the window of our family car on Church Street to witness these towering behemoths of beauty. Too bad I didn't take any family photos of these great landmarks, either. I remember back in July 2001, when I took a trip along with my Dad north from the Washington, D.C. area to pay a visit up at my Aunt's place in Edison, NJ, which is a suburb of NYC in northern NJ, and considering to see the Trade Center again, only this time spending more time in detail studying the complex from the interior. My Dad suggested to me that I could always see them another time, and unfortunately, I listened to his advice and I decided against taking a quick train ride up there on the NJ Transit and then the PATH to see them. Boy, if only we knew. I kick myself many times for not seeing them that summer. If only life could have a rewind function so that we could go back to that day, or days when other terrible things have occurred to each and every one of us in this world, and change destiny. Unfortunately, that's impossible. In regards to the new Freedom Tower being built, well it will be the tallest building in the world, surpassing Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The design isn't bad, although I think there's too much glass involved. I wish Larry Silverstein would've incorporated a twin so that it could be the Twin Freedom Towers, thus reflecting the World Trade Center. The memorial also seems as if it will be fitting, with the reflecting pools & the footprints of the Twin Towers. In the end, with all the chaos that happens daily in the world, from terrorism, murders, genocide, ethnic-cleansing, wars, mega-tsunamis and other natural disasters, to diseases, all I can really say is that life is short, so let's just enjoy life as much as we can, be better than the scum, take things for what they're worth and just ride this mother till' the wheels fall off!! May God bless all of the victims and the families involved in the 9/11 attacks in NYC, the Pentagon and the airliners hijacked, as well as anyone throughout the world who has suffered from generally terrible, heinous things.
P.S. Nice site and I enjoyed the pictures of what once was!!
Ray L. - Friday, March 25th, 2005 @ 3:35am
Poland is truly sorry for what happened to the U.S. and we will stand together with America and the world on the fight against terror.
Michal - Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005 @ 2:55pm
I will never forget that day when so many of our kin perished. And I hope that nobody ever forgets it either. LEST WE FORGET
Craig - Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 @ 11:56pm
I feel sorry for america that they had to go trough this tragic evet hopefully nothing like this will ever happen again
Eric - Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 @ 11:32am
it is soon 4 years that the terrible day in new york happend but it feels that it became yesterday and I will send my bless to the people of New York and say that we will not forget you.
Roger Juhlin - Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 @ 5:24pm
I was promoted from the Sydney Hilton to Windows on the World, an INHILCO operation, and worked on 107, Tower 1. I'm still stunned, as you maybe could imagine what it was like, how secure, friendly and motivated staff innocuolussly wandering around one of, if not THE, best restaraunts in the world's many rooms... ,
It hurts, and it hurts deep...I'm proud to see that America is NOT backing off, and whatever decision is made regarding re-building, let the dust land where it must. Dave Falkner
David Falkner - Saturday, February 12th, 2005 @ 11:16pm
A very devistating day for us all. So glad we are building something in the memory of those who were lost, and those who chose to defend us at our time of need!
America the BEAUTIFUL!
We LOVE NY & NYC!!!
---WendyLynne--- - Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 @ 8:17pm
Don't lose faith in our Lord Jesus for God has a plan that we may not see now but we will come to know when we are with God. God Bless all those who served to help people escape and helped the injured. My prayers are with each and everyone who lost a loved one. They are with God now folks.. rest easy.
Kelley Moonwater Frederick - Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 @ 3:42pm
Ive never seen the US react so fast as they did
on 9/11/01 good job USA
George D Kennedy - Friday, August 6th, 2004 @ 10:01pm
I think that the World Trade Center was a masterpiece, that stood over Manhattan for 30 years, as the two tallest buildings in New York, standing at 420m tall.
Michael - Thursday, June 3rd, 2004 @ 8:32am
Each year the government of the United States spends billions of dollars helping people in impoverished, unstable, and otherwise developing nations; and this is how we are repaid. We build radio stations, develop clean water and sanitation systems, erect schools and teach the poor for free. This is our reward - hatred, contempt, and death. People outside the United States wonder why American citizens don't seem interested in the developing world. It's because the developing world is made of ungrateful little children who blindly follow agitators instead of thanking the greatest nation on earth for the gifts they are given.
Wayne Lorentz - September 11th, 2001
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