One interesting fact about the Twin Towers is that they were actually designed to withstand a possible plane crash. Another fact is that tightrope artist Philippe Petit performed an illegal tightrope walk between the two... More » Art & Literature Architecture

The attack on the World Trade Center's twin towers occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. The attack was carried out by 19 members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda and involved the hijacking of four airline planes. Two of the planes... More » History Modern History US History

One interesting fact about the Twin Towers Correctional Facility is that it is the largest jail in the world, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In the United States, the facility is the biggest me... More » Government & Politics Law Enforcement
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