World Trade Center Opens For Business, 13 Years After Terrorist Attack

World Trade Center Opens For Business, 13 Years After Terrorist Attack

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on November 3, 2014
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The New One World Trade Center (Photo Credit:Sky News)

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the World Trade Center is again opening for business activities.

Publishing company, Conde Nast, one of the initial occupants has on Monday, November 3, 2014 began to move into World Trade Center, a 104-storey skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline.

As They Were: Remembering The World Trade Center (Photo Credit: CD/AFP)
As They Were: Remembering The World Trade Center (Photo Credit: CD/AFP)

As of the aforesaid date, only about 170 out of the company’s 3,400 employees will resume work in the meantime.

The re-opening of the World Trade Center marks an emotional milestone for both New York residents and the entire United States as Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that owns both the building and the World Trade Center site said;

“The New York City skyline is whole again, as One World Trade Center takes its place in Lower Manhattan,”

The skyscraper, which stood at 1,776ft (541m), is the centerpiece of the site where the Twin Towers once stood.

Recall that more than 2,700 people died on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, buried under smoking and dusty mounds of fiery debris.

The building took eight-year to get back on its structure came after many years of political, financial and legal battle that threatened to discontinue the project. It was reported that the cost of reconstruction stood at $3.9 billion.

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