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Sunday, 16 December, 2001, 10:34 GMT
Last WTC wall comes down
World Trade Center ruins
The section will be saved for a possible future memorial
The last remaining standing facade at the site of the World Trade Center has been brought down, three months after the New York twin towers were destroyed in suicide attacks.

World Trade Center ruins
Dust rises as the remains of the tower are toppled
Firefighters and people working at Ground Zero, watched as the 15 metre-high steel section came down in a cloud of dust.

Workers had spent most of the morning cutting away at the base of the building facade with blowtorches, before it was pulled down by a truck.

Officials said the fragment - part of the 110-storey north tower - would be saved for a possible future memorial.

A section of the south tower, removed several weeks ago, has also been saved.


Both towers collapsed on 11 September, when two passenger planes were piloted into the buildings by suicide hijackers.

A third jet slammed into the Pentagon in Washington DC and a fourth hijacked plane came down in Pennsylvania.

More than 3,000 people died in the attacks - many of them will never be identified.

Last Wednesday, ceremonies were held across the world to commemorate those who lost their lives in the attacks three months ago.

See also:

11 Dec 01 | Americas
Tracing the WTC dead
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Transcript: Bush's memorial address
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04 Dec 01 | Americas
Tourists flock to Ground Zero site
10 Dec 01 | NYC Out of the ashes
Part two: Ground zero
11 Dec 01 | Americas
World remembers time of horror
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