What if the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 never happened? What would the World Trade Center Twin Towers look like today?
These are the questions selected for the Alternative History assignment. A proposed alternative – if the Twin Towers were never demolished in the terrorist attack, would there be a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary since the dedication of the World Trade Center on April 4, 1973?
The World Trade Center held the title of the tallest building in New York City, surpassing the Empire State Building, with the completion of the 110-story North Tower in 1970. The South Tower was completed in 1971. Currently in 2018, the One World Trade Center stands as the tallest building in New York City, the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the 6th tallest building in the world.
The audio story below is a hypothetical dedication and renaming ceremony of the World Trade Center Twin Towers to the “Freedom Towers”, taking place on April 4, 2023 – fifty years after the dedication ceremony. The Freedom Towers will also be dedicated to the men and women of the New York City Police Department and the New York City Fire Department, who have lost their lives while in the line of duty. This renaming ceremony is a tribute to their sacrifice, service, and honor to their country.
This audio assignment is worth three and a half stars.