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What The Twin Towers Meant To America

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11 sep. 2021

The Twin Towers were only part of the World Trade Center, consisting of 7 buildings total. Yet due to their incredible size, they became one of the most influential and culturally significant buildings in US history. This video goes over the Twin Towers’ role in the World Trade Centers, it’s development history, and how these factors worked together to give America a whole new meaning.
 
What comes to your mind when you think of America? The answer to this question will vary from generation to generation. For the Silent Generation, it was probably hot apple pie and rock and roll. For the baby boomers, it was experimentation and nonconformity. And for the adventurous and ambitiously growing yuppies of the early 1980s, it was the iconic New York towers. Known officially as the World Trade Centers, the Twin Towers were part of seven buildings within a complex located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. If you hadn’t already known, it may come as a surprise to you that these towers were only part of the World Trade Centers, as five other buildings were also working along with them, one of these a hotel. But due to their colossal size and being the original buildings, this term “World Trade Centers” was used interchangeably to describe these two mammoth structures, a clear indicator that their size alone was a huge component in making them so culturally significant. Built in 1973, they were the largest buildings in the world, and subsequently for the next two decades became a symbol for opportunity, a manifestation of the American Dream. Overseeing nearly all of New York city, The Twin Towers became something you almost could not escape from. They followed you everywhere, a rather optimistic metaphor for how prosperity in the United States was just inevitable. But why did the Twin Towers even exist in the first place? How did the World Trade Centers help shape America, and what was the magnitude of their presence? 
This video will focus on not what the Twin Towers became, but instead will focus on what they were. For a lot of the younger people watching, they might not even know what the World Trade Centers did, and that’s okay. With the passage of time comes the depreciation of knowledge for things that are now unfortunately only a part of the past, and the only way to keep their legacy living is to preserve their memory through artifact, historical record, and education. So, what did the World Trade Centers do? What where they used for? Well, they were the centers for trading across the entire world. Duh. Yes, that’s essentially what the Twin Towers were. They were office buildings. But what does that entail? I mean, that answer’s kind of boring, and apathetically leaves out a lot of important information. To really understand the magnitude of the World Trade Center’s cultural impact requires diving into its development history.

1 The tiny town that became a beacon of hope on 9/11 | 60 Minutes Australia

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2 The Looming Tower: Discussion with Lawrence Wright and Ali Soufan at the Foreign Fighters Forum

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19 nov. 2018

The Looming Tower: Discussion with Lawrence Wright and Ali Soufan at the ‘Forum on Returning Foreign Fighters: Policies and Actions to Address the Threat and Protect Vulnerable Communities’ held in Doha, Qatar, from 30-31 October 2018.
 
Organized by The Soufan Center, Georgetown University in Qatar, Qatar University, and the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies. More: https://foreignfightersandreturnees.com/
 
Erika Spence
Why does he keep referring to 9/10/11?
Animula
There were thousands and thousands celebrating the attacks on 9/11, so the fact they weren’t on bin laden’s official list of adherents is inconsequential. I’m still so grateful every day we ousted saddam. Meet us in iraq after school was a way kinder way to handle things than meet us Marlboro-country Afghanistan after school and the fact the insurgents showed up is evidence of success rather than failure. Our strategy has always been and still remains to normalize relations with the Middle East by consistently pushing for an Israeli Saudi hegemony. You don’t have to believe lies just because they print them, so people who cry no wmd iraq!” like the anthem of the butthurt deceived irritate me. It was such a transparent lie and the truth was just as clear. I was young, but I could see it so I only accept that from those who were infants and toddlers at the time. Right wrong neutral, it is an actual strategy.

3 Understanding the Bin Ladens

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2 mei 2008

The Bin Ladens rose from poverty to privilege; they loyally served the Saudi royal family for generations and became wealthy enough to live and invest in other countries, including the United States. Yet the family struggled to adapt simultaneously to Saudi Arabia’s puritanism and America’s myriad temptations. This became the context for Osama’s overwhelming determination to destroy the United States.
 
Steve Coll is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the national bestseller Ghost Wars.
 
jaye see
This conference was paid for by the Bin Laden family.
Gumnam Musafir
superb video thanks for sharing
Tsnore
But Barry got ‘im!
emotionalinvalid
The text intro suggests binLaden was obssessed and motivated by his and his family conflict between western “temptations” and abiding by a life in the paradigm of “Saudi Arabia’s puritanism”. False. bin Laden was motivated to commit horrible terrorism because of US ‘security state’s’ actions&exploitation that made life miserable, deadly, bitter(e.g. daddy bush’s leaving US military bases in corrupt kings’ nations of the Arabic world)etc for the common Muslims post word war 2. 911 was blowback.
Isaac Leillhikar
Ben Laden said “the holllcaust would t have happened in the islamic world” and oh by the way, he supports Hamas and wants Israël to be destroyed, and worked with Hezbollah.

4 Original WTC Design Features (History Channel, 2002)

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20 dec. 2020

Segment taken from DVD “World Trade Center – A Modern Marvel” (History Channel, 2002). Time in: 02mn:12s.949ms / Time out: 13mn:13s.910ms.
 
Video has been deinterlaced with doubling the framerate, and video frame upscaled from 720×480 px to 1920×1440 px. Audio gain has been increased by 6.5 dB.
 
 

5 The Al-Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West

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1 feb. 2012

The Al-Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West
 
This conversation, hosted by the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program, took place on January 31st, 2012 between Peter Bergen and the head of the New York Police Department Intelligence Division’s Analytic Unit, Mitchell D. Silber and includes an overview of his new book The Al-Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West.

6 Steve Coll Briefing – “After Osama: Where Do We Go From Abbottabad?”

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11 mei 2011

B Al-Bash
Coll is great reporter , I finished Ghost war and pouring over directorate s both page turner .
BrotherWoody1
Interesting conversation with reporter, Steve Coll, fresh from Pakistan who has worked in the region since the early 90’s. New insights, especially about the ISI.
Rangoon
I understand that this working lunch is an american thing. We tried it once in our office in italy. It didnt work at all 😉 after 10 min eveyone was busy munching on pizzas and canolis

7 Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda: Lessons from the Abbottabad Documents

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1 jun. 2012


Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda:
Lessons from the Abbottabad Documents

The Navy SEAL team that ended Osama bin Laden’s life last May also grabbed a massive collection of digital and physical material from his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Seventeen of the documents the SEALs swept up that night were released earlier this month by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, which also produced a detailed report analyzing and contextualizing the writings by al-Qaeda’s most important leader and several of his top lieutenants. The New America Foundation is proud to host the lead author of that report, Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?, for a discussion of the Abbottabad documents and what they tell us about the past and future of al-Qaeda.
Participants

Featured Speaker
Nelly Lahoud
Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Senior Associate, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

Moderator
Brian Fishman
Counterterrorism Research Fellow
New America Foundation

 

Terence Winters
Stalin was a great critic of the czars but was more brutal than them when he came to governance.
dave
wheres my dry cleaning
1798UnitedIrishMen
Now please tell me how you figure the IRA killed two thousand civilians. Then I would like you to show me a link to were you get this knowledge that nobody else knows about LOL
Terence Winters
Eric hofers ” true believer” identifies some characteristics of fanatical people though western in orientation it’s still important. Also the ” mystics of islam ” book identifies a type who will stave in the boat all are in. Zawahiri still with an unlisted phone number ?
Brandon Smith
also stop checking your facts on Wikipedia HAHA you cant even find creditable research your facts are outdated by 16 years of extra casualties. make sure when you take that trip to the library you put your helmet on so you dont hurt yourself good sir…
1798UnitedIrishMen
Its no longer war when a country can’t fight back, that is when it becomes oppression and domination mo chara, Yes of course I have great respect for any man or woman who picked up a gun to remove the British from or land, see you will never understand the feeling of occupation by army, How would you like if the shoe was on the other foot and it was them dropping 500lb bombs on your houses and schools? Would you pick up a gun to defend your land ? what is the difference between them and you?
Brandon Smith
Actually sir i disagree, you term terrorist is a loosely used term. I see that your name is UnitedIrisMen so I feel you might have some positive feelings about the IRA. You call us terrorists but the IRA are just as guilty of killing innocent people as we, are as Al-Queda is. War is war my friend to be blinded by a fog of ignorance to the fact that innocent people die is foolish. War has casualties some unintended. No here in the US intends on hurting civilians but War is war.
Joe Morrissey
Bin Laden had no ego? Nonsense. People like Bin Laden do the things they do precisely because they are driven by ego. Their sole purpose is to be remembered as a historic figure, Everything else, politics, religion, etc. is merely smoke. This woman has no real understanding of human nature.
Brandon Smith
Well sir you obviously cant even have a constructive conversation, how about acting like an adult and providing facts. I’ve shown you that you are wrong that that is the civilian casualty count. You are letting your personal biases taint your argument and its quite sad. You know if you don’t go to an accredited university with the ability to do research on topics like this maybe you should try google 😉 I hear its the rage for uneducated youtube trolls
1798UnitedIrishMen
First off the the IRA were not terrorist, Ireland is Ireland and the English Army have no place in Ireland, You simply have no idea of what you are talking about, Yes the IRA did kill innocent people by mistake but you have no idea about the absolute horrendous conditions Irish people were made live in, in our own country. No civil rights because we are catholics mean while you have an English army shooting people for wanting equal rights as a protestant, I’d advise you look into Irish history.

8 Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for Osama bin Laden: From 9/11 to Abbottabad, Peter Bergen

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5 nov. 2012

One of the few Westerners to interview Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen, a CNN national security analyst, discussed his recent book, “Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for Osama bin Laden: From 9/11 to Abbottabad,” at the Honorable T. Linus Hoban Memorial Forum at The University of Scranton. The lecture took place Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center on campus. The lecture was sponsored by The Lackawanna Bar Association and The University of Scranton.
 
Jonathan Michael
Thank you for posting this, The University of Scranton.
Michael Larossa
Bergen is awesome. Love his insight. The man had a sitdown with bin laden

9 Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa’ida since 9/11

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14 mei 2012

Hunting in the Shadows:
The Pursuit of al Qa’ida since 9/11

This event was presented by the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program and was a conversation with Seth Jones about his new book, Hunting in the Shadows, which chronicles the efforts of the United States and its allies to find and stifle the shifting, multipronged threat posed by al-Qa’ida and its affiliates.
Participants

Featured Speaker
Seth G. Jones
Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
Author, Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa’ida since 9/11

Moderator
Brian Fishman
Counterterrorism Research Fellow
New America Foundation

 

Todd Clampffer
Awesome. Added to summer reading list. Thanks NAF/

10 Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

16 apr. 2013

16 apr. 2013

Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

On September 11, 2001, as Central Intelligence Agency analyst Philip Mudd rushed out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House, he could not anticipate how the terror unleashed that day would change the world of intelligence and his life as a CIA officer. Mudd, now a fellow with the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program, would later serve as deputy director of the CIA’s rapidly expanding Counterterrorist Center and then as senior intelligence adviser at the FBI.

Please join the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies for a conversation with Philip Mudd and Peter Bergen about Mudd’s new book, Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda, which provides a first-person account of his role in two organizations that changed dramatically after 9/11. The book also sheds light on the inner workings of the intelligence community during the global counterterror campaign.

Philip Mudd
Senior Research Fellow, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation
Author, Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

Peter Bergen
Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation

 

dave
phil Mudd, tha original box of rocks
D
He comes across as a bit of a dick…but he’s more than entitled to his opinions than me,,I just don’t agree with his,,,that’s life
0 0
Lots of self deprecation! Why?
Craig D'Ooge
You mean “experienced’?
smokes prohibiteds cow cx
All are inwolve in mis use of Our Yerrotery Assia npt for Sell / ..
brez9091
Very very dangerous man. Egomaniac who wielded immense power. And is for the most part, so wrong
0 0
He is representing and being filmed for New America. Very aggressive and vodka tonic comments are not funny. These are serious subjects!

11 Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al-Qaeda

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20 sep. 2011

Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al-Qaeda
Friday, September 16, 2011 – 12:15pm – 1:45pm

On September 16th, the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program held a discussion with New York Times correspondents Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker on their groundbreaking new book, Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda.

Participants
Featured Speakers
Eric Schmitt
Author, Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda
New York Times Correspondent for terrorism and national security

Thom Shanker
Author, Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda
New York Times Correspondent for the Pentagon and national security

Moderator
Peter Bergen
Director, National Security Studies Program
New America Foundation

 

John Holmes
One should research the Hegelian Principle.
TT O'Keefe
I wonder if these fools look at the ashes and dust of their schemings. They made a desert and called it peace.
Soteriology101
Who Killed John O’neil?
Hali Berri
America lives on. God bless America and the people

12 One World Trade Center: Engineering an Icon


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30 okt. 2015

 
The story (in brief) of the reconstruction of One World Trade Center. Featuring the key players involved in this truly amazing project.
 
 

13 – 20th Anniversary of September 11 : Walking the World Trade Center Grounds in September 2021

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In première gegaan op 9 sep. 2021

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since September 11, 2001. The events of that day truly changed the world. I walk through the World Trade Center area in September 2021 to see how the area is doing now, and also share some of my personal experiences with September 11.
 
Recorded September 7, 2021
 
 
 
 

14 Official 20 Year Time-Lapse – Rebuilding the World Trade Center


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9 sep. 2021


This unique film documents two decades of the rescue, recovery and rebuilding at the World Trade Center site in New York City. It is the longest running time-lapse project in the company’s history, including never-before-seen EarthCam footage spanning 20 years.

EarthCam has been on site since 2001 when EarthCam CEO & Founder, Brian Cury, installed a webcam just days after the attacks to webcast the rescue mission to the families of the missing. As rescue became recovery and eventually rebuilding, EarthCam set to work to develop new robotic DSLR camera technology necessary to document this revered 16 acre site in the highest resolution possible.

Every few minutes for 20 years, panoramic images captured the transformation of downtown Manhattan from over 100 viewing angles, totaling 13.3 million individual photos.

“We appreciate EarthCam’s unprecedented contribution of 20 years of historic images, which have meticulously recorded the rebuilding that transformed this sacred space,” said 9/11 Memorial President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald, “This creative time-lapse both honors the legacy of those who were killed and embodies hope for the future, as we see these remarkable new structures that surround the Memorial as evidence of lower Manhattan’s resilience and renewal.”

All two decades of content, in addition to the original EarthCam camera have been donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

“This is an emotional milestone for EarthCam, as the history of the company has been so intertwined with this site.” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam, “We’re grateful to many partners, friends, and to the extraordinary team at EarthCam whose dedication and passion supported this effort over the past 20 years, so that we may share this historic archive and honor the lives lost due to the September 11th attacks.”

Produced & Directed by Brian Cury

Archival Producers: Lana Moskalyova & Juan Navas

Webcam Technology: Bill Sharp, Colin Sheehan, Dylan Stark, Michael Winfield

Editors: Travis Cooper & Brian Cury

Special Thanks:
Riese Restaurants, Millenium Hilton New York Downtown, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, Empire State Realty Trust, Hyatt Regency Jersey City On The Hudson, The Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., National Park Service, Kaitlyn Leubling, Daniel Ortiz, Madison Housel, Joseph Alon, Kyle Storm, Taylor Smith, Joseph Nizza, Amanda Valentin, Charles Dilkes, Elisabeth Van Rensalier, Lisa Kelly, Jason Brossa, Todd Maloof

15 Reflections on the Post-9/11 DecadeReflections on the Post-9/11 Decade

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8 sep. 2011


Reflections on the Post-9/11 Decade
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – 12:15pm – 1:45pm

The 9/11 attacks and the tumultuous years that followed have dramatically changed the United States. On September 7th, the New America Foundation President Steve Coll, New America National Security Studies Program Director Peter Bergen, and Foreign Policy magazine Editor in Chief Susan Glasser discussed a look back on the 9/11 attacks and the way they shaped — and continue to impact — our lives today

Participants

Featured Speakers
Peter Bergen
Director, National Security Studies Program
New America Foundation

Steve Coll
President
New America Foundation

Moderator
Susan Glasser
Editor in Chief
Foreign Policy

 

 
 

16 – 9/11: The moment the world changed 20 years on | Under Investigation

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30 aug. 2021

9/11 – 20 Years On It was the day that shook the world – September 11, 2001, now forever known as 9/11. Twenty years on, Under Investigation returns to the very moment the world changed to investigate what went wrong and reveal what experts fear is yet to come.

For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Tom Steinfort, Tara Brown, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.

17 Choosy Taxi Drivers Prank

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8 apr. 2011

 

This old lady has trouble hailing a cab because taxi drivers always pick more attractive customers over her! She turns to desperate measures to show that she’s still “sexy”.

A presentation of JustForLaughsTV, the official Just For Laughs Gags YouTube channel. Home of the funniest, greatest, most amazing, most hilarious, win filled, comedy galore, hidden camera pranks in the world!