What is World Trade Center?

  • (noun): Twin skyscrapers 110 stories high in New York City; built in 1970 to 1973; destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
    Synonyms: WTC, twin towers

World Trade Center

The World Trade Center is a site for various buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. The original World Trade Center was a complex of seven buildings. It featured landmark twin towers, which opened on April 4, 1973 and were destroyed in the September 11 attacks of 2001. The other buildings in the complex were damaged in the attacks and eventually destroyed. The site is being rebuilt with five new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks. As of November 2011, only one skyscraper has been completed; the other four are expected to be completed before 2020. One World Trade Center will be the lead building for the new complex, reaching more than 100 stories at its completion. It became the tallest building in New York City on April 30, 2012, and is expected to be finished by 2013. A sixth tower is awaiting confirmation.

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Stairwell A - September 11, 2001 - Collapse of 7 World Trade Center
... As the North Tower collapsed, heavy debris hit 7 World Trade Center, causing damage to the south face of the building and starting fires that continued to burn throughout ... roof other possible structural damage includes a large vertical gash near the center of the south face between Floors 24 and 41 ... Some firefighters entered 7 World Trade Center to search the building ...
Stairwell A - Aftermath - Health Effects
... The collapse of the World Trade Center produced enormous clouds of dust that covered Manhattan for days ... In fact, the collapse of the World Trade Center resulted in serious reductions in air quality and is likely the cause of many respiratory illnesses among first ... linked to the toxic dust, and the victims' names will be included in the World Trade Center memorial ...
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4.3592000°E / 50.8609917 4.3592000 (North Galaxy Towers) 9 World Trade Center, Tower 3 Brussels 105 m (344 ft) 1983. 50°51′38.64″N 4°21′23.08″E / 50.8607333°N 4.3564111°E / 50.8607333 4.3564 ...
List Of World Trade Centers
... A World Trade Center (also World Trade Centre or WTC) is a building or complex of buildings established and effectively operated by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA ... Founded in 1970, it is an unofficial umbrella trade association that unites corporations and government agencies in international trade ... A World Trade Center puts all the services associated with global commerce under one roof to foster networking processes among corporations and governments ...

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