World Trade Center

World Trade Center

The World Trade Center is one of the hallmarks of Manhattan. The site of the worst terrorist attacks of the 21st century, which destroyed the famous Twin Towers - two skyscrapers - on 9 September 2001.

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Today, the WTC is not only a commercial center, but more importantly a monument and a reminder that freedom must be defended. No one calls the outdoor space on which the Twin Towers stood anything but Ground Zero, which is the subject of our separate mini-guide.

Similarly, we detail the One World Trade Center, the tallest building in New York, which replaced the Twin Towers.

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