History Stories
CATEGORY: World Trade Center
From Terrorist’s Son to Peace Activist
September 11, 2017

How Zak Ebrahim struggled--and succeeded--to break away from a culture of hate. Read More

This Man Helped Thwart the Biggest Terror Attack That Almost Happened
September 11, 2017

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Government Terrorist Trackers Before 9/11: Higher Ups Wouldn’t Listen
August 30, 2017

Before 9/11, only a few dedicated law-enforcement and intelligence agents understood the enormity of the terrorists' ambitions. And they had a hard time convincing their bosses. Read More

The Twin Towers High-Wire Walk, 40 Years Ago
August 7, 2014

Forty years ago, New York awoke to find Philippe Petit walking on a wire between the 110-story Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Read More

Tree Rings Solve World Trade Center Ship Mystery
July 30, 2014

Using tree rings, scientists have identified the origins of a wooden ship unearthed at the former World Trade Center site in Manhattan four years ago. Read More

One World Trade Center Reaches Historic Heights
May 10, 2013

As its record-topping spire is installed, find out more about the building that has already become a New York icon. Read More

Remembering the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
February 26, 2013

A bombing of the World Trade Center 20 years ago proved to be a frightening prelude to future acts of terrorism. Read More