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Last Updated: Thursday September 07 2006 15:56 GMT

In pictures: World Trade Center site

The World Trade Center in Manhattan in 1992

The World Trade Center was built in the late 1960s and early 1970s in New York. At the time towers one and two were the tallest buildings in the world

The World Trade Center

On September 11 2001 terrorists took control of passenger planes and flew them into towers one and two of the World Trade Center

The World Trade Center

The first tower was hit at 8.45am in New York, the second at 9.03am. Tower two collapsed 56 minutes later, at 9.59am, and tower one fell to the ground at 10.28am

Dust covers New York in September 2001

The dust thrown covered most of New York for days. This picture was taken two days after the towers collapsed

Ground Zero in New York

It took workers a long time to clean up the site where the towers used to stand. It has since been named Ground Zero.

Manhattan island at night in 2001

Work went on day and night to clean up the site. Ground Zero can be seen in this picture as the big patch of light at the bottom of Manhattan island

Ground Zero in New York

The final piece of the World Trade Center towers was taken away on 28 May 2002. A special ceremony was held to mark the day

Ground Zero in New York

Now Ground Zero has been completely cleared and work has started on a new building to stand on the site, called the Freedom Tower

An artist's impression of the Freedom Tower

This image shows how the Freedom Tower will look alongside three other skyscrapers at Ground Zero in New York

An artist's impression of the Freedom Tower

An artist made this image showing how the Freedom Tower will look when it's finished. It's the tallest building in the picture