Thursday, August 25, 2011

Iwalked New York City Former Twin Towers


Iwalked New York City's Former Twin Towers - Some four hundred fifty companies were previously headquartered within the seven building complex of the original World Trade Center (WTC). The two most noted buildings were, of course, 1 WTC and 2 WTC or also referred to as Towers 1 and 2, or the Twin Towers. Upon completion of the one hundred ten storied twin towers in 1970-1971 they stood as the tallest buildings in the world before being surpassed by Chicago’s Sears Tower in 1973.

Twin Towers
Twin Towers
At 8:46 am on September 11, 2001 the north tower was hit by a hijacked airliner, American Airlines Flight 11, originally having departed from Boston. The airplane impacted at the 93rd floor. Shortly thereafter at 9:05 a.m. a second plane, United Flight 175, also from Boston, struck the south tower between the 77th and 85th floors. 7 WTC collapsed later in the day at 5:20 p.m. While the remaining buildings in complex remained standing they would be required to be demolished due to the substantial amount of damage undertaken.

The official death toll was recently restated as 2,751 in 2009 after a long missing doctor was added to toll following a study which concluded no other explanation for his disappearance. Of those who perished three hundred forty-three were NYC Fire Department firefights and twenty-three were NYC police department officers.