â€œOn September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our countryâ€¦All of this was brought upon us in a single day, and night fell on a different world, a world where freedom itself is under attack,â€ says President George W. Bush in his address to the Congress on September 20, 2001 about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers of New York on September 11, 2001 (President Bush, par. 1). On this day, the alleged terrorist group called the Al Qeada performed an unspeakable, unimaginable act upon the United States of America. Two commercial jet airliners, filled with passengers, were hijacked and flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Each tower fell to its doom on this unforgettable morning. This surprise attack was the worst since Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. From this event, a question arises about what to do with the 16 acre piece of land. Some say just build a memorial, while others say rebuild the towers, and still others suggest doing both. I propose for new trade center buildings to be built along with a memorial. Different factors become involved when making a decision such as this one. Background information needs to be examined, along with information about the land, other proposals and their feasibility, and the effect it will have on America and the world.
The planes that crashed into the 110 story twin towers on the dreadful morning of September 11 were on a route from Boston to Los Angeles. The first plane, an American Airlines Boeing 767, hit the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. eastern time, carrying eighty-one passengers, nine flight attendants, and two pilots. The second plane, a United Airlines Boeing 767, crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. carrying fifty-six passengers, seven flight attendants, and two pilots (A Morning, 1-4). The south tower was the first tower collapse at 10:05 a.