Explore the History of the World Trade Center in New Digital Exhibition

A woman in silhouette leans against a lamppost on a curved boardwalk, facing the view of lower Manhattan in the background. The Twin Towers, at the center of the skyline, rise into the cloudy sky.
The lower Manhattan skyline seen from Jersey City, New Jersey, 1998. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of George Forss.

Last week the 9/11 Memorial Museum launched its newest digital exhibition detailing the remarkable history of the planning, construction, and operation of the World Trade Center site.

This online collection of stories explores the symbolism of the World Trade Center and why it became a target on 9/11. These stories provide those who never saw these landmark structures in lower Manhattan with a sense of what they were and what they meant for New York.

Visitors to this digital experience will learn about life in the towers, from the day-to-day operations of the World Trade Center complex, to the activities and events that took place on the site, to the people who worked in or visited the Twin Towers.

Explore the World Trade Center History exhibition.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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