Essay on The World Trade Center

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Completed in 1973, an exhibit called the World Trade Center, which is supposed to stand for “world peace through trade”, were two of the tallest buildings in the world. Nine-eleven was arguably the best security advancement to occur in America. It brought new laws, ways to travel, government agencies, and counter-terrorism programs. David Rockefeller, the grandson of John D. Rockefeller, decided to take on the decision to build the World Trade Centers ("World"). Construction officially began in February of 1967 ("World"). Traditional designs back then were stacked glass and steel box construction, who knew they wanted the building to be different, so they used two hollow tubes supported by closely spaced steel columns encased in aluminum…show more content…
Next, the air traffic control contacted the military for help (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). Suddenly, Flight 11 crashed into floors 93-99 of the North Tower (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). It killed everyone on board and hundreds of people inside the building (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). President George W Bush was immediately alerted of the incident (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). People in the South Tower started evacuating when they were hit (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). The Secret Service took Vice President Cheney below the White House and into the Presidential Emergency Operations Center, a Cold War-era bunker that sits below the White House (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). Flight 77 crashed into the western side of the Pentagon, killing the 59 people on board, as well as 125 people who were inside the Pentagon (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). After this, the Federal Aviation Authority grounded all flights going to and leaving the United States (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). The South Tower collapsed in just ten seconds after burning for fifty-six minutes (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). The hijackers of Flight 93 knew that the passengers were going to try and take the plane back (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). To stop that from happening, the hijackers were forced to crash the plane into a field located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, it was only twenty minutes away from Washington, D.C. (“Interactive 9/11 Timelines”). The crash,

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