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The new World Trade Center tower as seen from the 9-11 Memorial Plaza (Getty Images)
The new World Trade Center tower as seen from the 9-11 Memorial Plaza (Getty Images)
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World Trade Center — The Cost Of A Name

Sometimes you have to wonder “what were they thinking?” The Port Authority of New York owned the World Trade Center twin towers and the entire complex of buildings at the site, and they also own the new tower going up to replace the destroyed towers.

But the Port Authority has to pay thousands of dollars a year just to use the name “World Trade Center.” Why? Because they sold the rights to the name to a non-profit group for $10 in 1986.

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One World Trade Center (Getty Images)
One World Trade Center (Getty Images)
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Topping Off One World Trade Center

It already is New York City’s tallest building. It took that title a year ago, but today the replacement for the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Construction crews this morning will lift the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top to raise the height of One World Trade Center to 1,776 feet.

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(Getty Images)
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Dark Day In American History

Today is the 11th anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history. The day that 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four U-S passenger planes and flew them into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon.

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World Trade Center Attacked
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Where Were You On September 11, 2001?

Most country fans have heard the Alan Jackson song, “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning”.  Likewise, I can imagine that most people remember exactly where they were the day that those planes hit the World Trade Center.  It was 11 years ago today and I still remember exactly where I was.

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World Trade Center Already Ranks Among World’s Tallest Buildings

We were talking yesterday about how the new World Trade Center being built in New York City has now surpassed the Empire State Building in height making it the tallest structure in New York City and when it’s done it’ll be the tallest building in the United States, but only the third-tallest building in the world. So it got

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Coincidences of 9-11 Attacks – Dale’s Daily Data

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon – carried out by terrorists trained in Afghanistan.  A day we’ll never forget.  But somebody put together a list of strange coincidences involving the World Trade Center attacks.

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Robert Giroux/Getty Images
Robert Giroux/Getty Images
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Remembering The Event That Shattered The Nation

I can’t believe that’s been 10 years since the tragedy that happen this day. I can remember where I was when the Twin Towers were hit. It was my senior year of high school and I was sitting in homeroom. I rememb

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The NYC skyline pre 9-11
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The Twin Towers In Movies [Video]

The other day I realized that my daughter has no idea what The Twin Towers looked like before they were destroyed 10 years ago.  The only footage that she's ever seen of them is the footage of them going up in flames.  Well today I found a montage of movie scenes that they were in before they were destoyed on 9/11.

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Mayor Bloomberg And NY Lawmakers Celebrate Passage Of 9/11 Compensation Act
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Pictures Of The New World Trade Center

Construction is well underway in New York City's Ground Zero area, site of the September 11th terrorist attacks, on 1 World Trade Center. It will be the tallest building in the US when finished, measuring 1,776 feet (a nod to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed)

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