12 years after ...
Yes, it had been 12 years since the Sept, 11 2001, attack on Twin Towers.
From top to bottom, and left to right: the World Trade Center burning; a section of the Pentagon collapses; Flight 175 crashes into 2 WTC; a fireman requests help at Ground Zero; an engine from Flight 93 is recovered; Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon.
The World Trade Centre Towers took eight years for workers to finish. There were 10 000 workers who built the Twin Towers. Sadly, 60 workers died as the job progressed.
The Twin Towers, with its exceptional shape and overwhelming stance, became an attraction to visitors from all parts of the globe. It had become an important landmark in New York.
In 1974, Phillippe Petit made a world record by attaching a rope between the two buildings of the Twin Towers and walked across from one building to another.
The Twin Towers were a brainchild of chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, David Rockefeller, and the former governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller.
Watch the video of the Twin Towers construction here:
On Sept 11, the world was one in weeping as the attack that pulverised the Twin Towers happened.
There were approximately 3,000 lives lost during the attack. Who can ever forget the stories of the United Flight 93 passengers who had to sacrifice their lives to prevent the alleged terrorists from flying their plane into another target?
A lot of painful memories, heartbreaking moments and scenes resulted from the Sept 11 attack that it will just be too excruciating to look back to.
The Twin Towers collapsed to nothing but a pile of rubble, with crying and shoutings of people in the background.
Watch video here as Twin Towers collapsed:
The Rise Again
Today, the Twin Towers rise again. It might not be returned to its former glory but the One World Trade Centre was constructed again with installations of spire, standing at 1,776 feet.
Watch the video of a time-lapsed 2004-2013 reconstruction of the One World Trade Centre:
A steel beam that was once part of the Twin Towers was dedicated in a 9/11 memorial service in Appleton on Wednesday. The town deserved to have this commemorative piece as they hold a yearly ceremony, remembering those who died during the attack. In the wake of the attack, residents of Appleton took care of thousands of stranded passengers, while North American airspace was temporarily closed.
During the ceremony on Wednesday, many residents shared how they remember the Twin Towers.
"You could see the towers from where I work. It brings back memories of that day and some sorrow," Rita Torres told CBCNEWS.
U.S. Consul General Richard Riley told Appleton residents that the government will forever be grateful to them.
"You have set a moral standard and example of the highest order for the world to emulate. We will be forever grateful for all that you did that day 12 years ago here in Newfoundland," Mr Riley addressed the residents.
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