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World Trade Center, 1970-2001

A Collection of Photos of the Twin Towers


It's impossible to forget the terrible images of the World Trade Center from September 11, 2001. Many in New York witnessed the destruction in person and millions more saw it on TV. As a result, it's understandably easy to forget what the World Trade Center looked like during happier days.

But the World Trade Center was part of the New York skyline for 30 years. During that time, millions enjoyed the views from the Top of the World observatory and the legendary Windows on the World. Thousands more worked in those towers. We dined and shopped in the concourse. We lingered in the plaza over lunch. We looked up at those towers to orient ourselves. And now they are gone.

The photos of the World Trade Center in this collection were taken by talented photographers from all around the world. The gallery includes striking images of the pre-9/11 skyline, views from the Top of the World Observatory, and even photos taken inside the towers.
Images 1-12 of 58
World Trade Center at DawnTwin Towers at SunsetSunset Over World Trade CenterTwin Towers Skyline at Night
Tribute in LightWorld Trade Center TowersTwin Towers at DuskBlue Sky
View of 40 Wall StreetThe Sphere in the PlazaTwin Towers and SphereLooking East from the Plaza
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