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- proper noun A former
complexof buildingsin New York Citydestroyed in the 9/11attacks; a new complex is currently under construction.
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- noun twin skyscrapers 110 stories high in New York City; built 1368 feet tall in 1970 to 1973; destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
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The accident occurred at 4 World Trade Center, which is being developed by Silverstein Properties near Church and Liberty streets.
All this is anathema to groups like Al Qaeda, for whom the destruction of the World Trade Center was a triumph -- although it advanced no political goals.
But Guilangry put the Emergency Management bunker in the World Trade Center - yes, he put it there to run the City in case of a terrorist attack in even though the World Trade Center was the only place in America that had been attacked by terrorists.
If the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center was a bungled first attempt, then the attacks on America's embassies in East Africa, on the USS Cole and on the WTC and Pentagon showed that terrorists have a steep learning curve.
The World Trade Center was a glorious achievement.
We [sf writers] would never literally create an act of terrorism, but the World Trade Center is the kind of sentence we write.
Obviously the World Trade Center was the first that they picked, but they also, if you call, were targeting the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, the U.N. building.
But the fact is that we are now inextricably bound together, because we were the site of this horrible attack in this war of terrorists against us that occurred on battlefields now called the World Trade Center, Shanksville, the Pentagon.
Lost in the rubble of the World Trade Center is the legacy of an American legend.
GARY TUCHMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Garrick, you just brought up a sad, but a very interesting point: for 28 years, the World Trade Center has been the largest building in New York City.