Scenic USA - New York
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
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Points of Interest
|Photo by Amanda Haddox
Amanda Haddox Photography
When the 1450 foot tall Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were completed in 1973, these massive office buildings achieved the status as the world's tallest buildings. Quickly restoring confidence to a declining Lower Manhattan, the twin towers also attracted the attention of Islamic extremists. Shaking the industrialized world, the complex was brought down by hijacked airliners. The smoking ruins soon took on the nickname of Ground Zero. While thousands died on September 11, 2001, many more individuals were emotionally scared. Fresh from this tragic nightmare, plans of replacement buildings brought on a powerful debate.
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