At the time of its completion, the 110-story towers of the Former World Trade Center were the tallest in the world with over 50,000 people working within its walls. The September 2001 tragedy resulted in 2,752 deaths and only twenty survivors pulled from the collapse.
In an effort to memorialize and rebuild, construction of a new WTC began in 2006. Upon its completion in 2013, the rebuilt WTC (informally known as "The Freedom Tower) will represent hope, change, and new beginnings. Symbolic of the year of the US Declaration of Independence, One World Trade Center will stand at 1,776 Ft making it the tallest building in American and the Tallest All-Office Building in the world.
Photos by Stephanie Izzo
unused, from 2011