This article discusses the World Trade Center, also known as the "Twin Towers." The two towering buildings were considered a landmark of Lower Manhattan and a souring presence in the New York City skyline. The twin towers were the two tallest buildings in the world until 1975. One World Trade Center was the site of a terrorist bombing on February 26, 1993. On September 11, 2001, both towers were struck by hijacked passenger jets. The rescue efforts and excavation of what became known as Ground Zero lasted for weeks. Ground Zero is in the process of being rebuilt and will include a memorial.
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