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the World Trade Center

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The World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States.

Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan, is the southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in the City of New York, which itself originated at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in 1624.

Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and the city's historical birthplace.

The City of New York, often called New York City, New York, or simply The City, is the most populous city in the United States.

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It featured landmark twin towers, which opened on April 4, 1973, and were destroyed in the September 11 attacks, with 7 World Trade Center collapsing later that day due to the damage it suffered when the twin towers collapsed that morning.

The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

7 World Trade Center refers to two buildings that have existed at the same location in the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

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The other buildings in the complex were severely damaged by the collapse of the twin towers, and their ruins were eventually demolished.

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At the time of their completion, the "Twin Towers" β€” the original 1 World Trade Center, at 1,368 feet ; and 2 World Trade Center, at 1,362 feet β€” were the tallest buildings in the world.

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The other buildings in the complex included the Marriott World Trade Center, 4 WTC, 5 WTC, 6 WTC, and 7 WTC.

The Marriott World Trade Center was a 22-story steel-framed hotel building with 825 rooms.

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All these buildings were built between 1975 and 1985, with a construction cost of $400 million.

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The complex was located in New York City's Financial District and contained 13,400,000 square feet of office space.

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The World Trade Center experienced a fire on February 13, 1975, a bombing on February 26, 1993, and a robbery on January 14, 1998.

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In 1998, the Port Authority decided to privatize the World Trade Center, leasing the buildings to a private company to manage, and awarded the lease to Silverstein Properties in July 2001.

Silverstein Properties, Inc. is New York City's 5th largest commercial landlord,a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York City.

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda-affiliated hijackers flew two Boeing 767 jets into the North and South Towers within minutes of each other; two hours later, both had collapsed.

Al-Qaeda is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers who fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s.

The Boeing 767 is a mid- to large-size, long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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The attacks killed 2,606 people in and within the vicinity of the towers, as well as all 157 on board the two aircraft.

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Falling debris from the towers, combined with fires that the debris initiated in several surrounding buildings, led to the partial or complete collapse of all the other buildings in the complex and caused catastrophic damage to ten other large structures in the surrounding area.

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The cleanup and recovery process at the World Trade Center site took eight months.

The World Trade Center site, formerly known as "Ground Zero" after the September 11 attacks, is a 14.6-acre area in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

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The World Trade Center complex was rebuilt over a span of more than a decade.

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The site is being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers, while a memorial to those killed in the attacks and a new rapid transit hub have both opened.

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One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the United States, is the lead building for the new complex, reaching more than 100 stories upon its completion in November 2014.

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