Ten Views of the World Trade Center As Remembered in Film

Eleven years ago today, both the world and the Manhattan skyline forever changed when the World Trade Center came crashing down. Shots of the Twin Towers were often used to establish the movie's location. Nowadays, using the towers as an establishing shot often means the film is taking place in another time period before September 11, 2001.

Famous scenes were filmed both in and near the towers, which came to represent many things to many people -- often serving as the place where key plot points took place. Here's some examples:

10. Trading Places The World Trade Center was the zenith of the Financial District. Trading Places was the embodiment and parody of that time period.

9. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Word was that your could see as far as 50 miles away from the observation deck of the south tower. So what kid like Kevin McCallister wouldn't want to see something as neat as that?


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