One World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial

One World Trade Center is the 541 m (1,776 ft) tall skyscraper built to replace the Twin Towers destroyed in the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.  Two memorial reflecting pools, framed in steel, now occupy the footprints of the Twin Towers. The height in feet is a reference to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

The names of 2,983 victims are inscribed on 152 bronze parapets on the memorial pools: 2,977 killed in the 11 September 2001 attacks and six killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

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