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Metro station to World Trade Center 17 years after 9/11 to re-open

Just 17 years after the 11 september 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, is Saturday, subway station at the complex reopened.

The stop that used to be the “Cortlandt Street” was called, it was renamed ” WTC Cortlandt’.

The metro station on the site of the WTC hit during the attacks severely damaged. The reconstruction and renovation works went on until the end of 2015 and cost a total of 182 million dollars (157 million euros). Saturday stopped again for the first time a metro station, on line 1. On the walls of the new station is a mosaic with the words from the American Declaration of independence. The artwork is from the hand of Ann Hamilton.

Attacks 9/11

In the attacks on september 11, 2001, flew two hijacked airplanes into both towers of the WTC in New York, while a third hijacked plane on the Pentagon in Washington collapsed. In total, nearly 3,000 people to.

The site of the former WTC is now rebuilt, with a new skyscraper, among others, a museum and a memorial site. Today it is known as the One World Trade Center.

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