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World Trade Center

The former World Trade Center still bears the scars of the New York terrorist attacks.

On September 11, 2001, the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked an airplane and crashed it into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Approximately 3,000 people were killed and more than 25,000 injured, making it the deadliest terrorist attack in American history. Ground Zero was the hypocenter of the bombing, and at the request of the bereaved families, a cenotaph was built at the site of each of the North and South Towers, a huge square pool with a waterfall running through it. The names of the victims are engraved around the cenotaph, and volunteers decorate it with white roses on the victims' birthdays. Now, 20 years after the incident, the WTC has been beautifully reborn as One World Trade Center, still bearing the scars of the incident, but looking forward to a new future. At the World Trade Center Station, which serves as the hub station, an oculus resembling a wing bone was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and a shopping mall called Westfield has opened inside the station, which is always crowded with people. In the station, a shopping mall called Westfield has opened and is always crowded with people. The station is also surrounded by graffiti-painted Mural, which welcomes visitors in a cheerful mood. The current World Trade Center is a well-balanced and well-calculated landscape that makes full use of the power of design and art without letting the depth of the scars of the incident fade away. It is a place of reconstruction that reflects the creative and tough image of New York City and moves the heart. I feel that if many people visit the old WTC for different purposes, such as memorial services, sightseeing, and work, it will be a kind of counter-terrorism and lead to the wish for peace in NYC.

As soon as you get out of the World Trade Center station, you see a mural.
If you look closely, you can see Ultraman, Godzilla, and even Atom.

This is a painting of a building with a fine touch, which is rare for Mural in New York. When I see a picture like this, I tend to look for "something" in it.

When I hear the words "World Trade Center" and "Ground Zero," memories of the past come flooding back and I feel a little gloomy.
However, as if to renew those memories, we were greeted by the bright and POP Mural.

An oculus shaped like a dinosaur bone. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, it took 15 years to complete.

Inside the Oculus is a department store directly connected to the World Trade Center station. The Christmas lighting looks like a tree.

A cenotaph built on the site of the World Trade Center building. Many people are still praying there.

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