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Former skyscraper complex in Manhattan, New York

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World Trade Center (1973–2001): Former skyscraper complex in Manhattan, New York
The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. At the time of their completion, the Twin Towers—the original 1 World Trade Center, at 1,368 feet (417 m); and 2 World Trade Center, at 1,362 feet (415.1 m)—were the tallest buildings in the world. Other buildings in the complex included the Marriott World Trade Center, 4 WTC, 5 WTC, 6 WTC, and 7 WTC. The complex contained 13,400,000 square feet (1,240,000 m2) of office space.

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Remembering 9/11: Americans mark the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks

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NYC's annual 9/11 light tribute canceled due to coronavirus

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Twin beam light display won't shine for 9/11 anniversary in NYC amid coronavirus

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Today in History for May 24th

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Kevin Thomas Duffy, U.S. Judge in Terrorism Cases, Dies at 87

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Trump posthumously awards medal to 9/11 rescuer

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Never forget: All the lives lost on 9/11

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