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The twin towers, as the north and south towers of World Trade Center in New York City were known, were destroyed in coordinated terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Islamic extremists hijacked four commercial airliners t... More »

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Although they were called "twins," the Twin Towers differed slightly in height, with one standing 1,368 feet tall and the other rising only to 1,362 feet tall, according to Skyscraper.org. Each building had 110 stories. More »

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The World Trade Center, commonly referred to as the Twin Towers, represented economic and military strength, according to National Geographic. On Sept. 11, 2001, the Twin Towers were attacked by Taliban terrorists. More »

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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 »

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