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Photos show how dramatically the World Trade Center site and Manhattan's skyline have transformed since the 9/11 attacks

Business Insider Logo By Ellen Ioanes of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 19: 
  The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, changed America
  forever. They also permanently altered New York City landscape. 
  
  Over the past 18 years, the site of the World Trade Center
  has become a memorial to the 2,977 lives lost on 9/11, and new
  buildings like One World Trade Center have been constructed. 
  
  
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  The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, took the lives of
  nearly 3,000 Americans and transformed the US in countless ways.

  It sparked the global war on terror (which the US is now fighting in 76
  countries) and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the
  longest war in US history and one that the Trump administration
  is struggling to withdraw from. 

  It led to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, US
  Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Patriot Act.

  And it also fundamentally changed New York City.

  In honor of the 18th anniversary of the horrific attacks, we
  compiled 18 photos showing how Manhattan's Financial District and
  skyline have changed since 9/11 as the city rebuilt ground zero.

  • The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, changed America forever. They also permanently altered New York City landscape.
  • Over the past 18 years, the site of the World Trade Center has become a memorial to the 2,977 lives lost on 9/11, and new buildings like One World Trade Center have been constructed.
  • Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories.

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans and transformed the US in countless ways.

It sparked the global war on terror (which the US is now fighting in 76 countries) and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest war in US history and one that the Trump administration is struggling to withdraw from.

It led to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Patriot Act.

And it also fundamentally changed New York City.

In honor of the 18th anniversary of the horrific attacks, we compiled 18 photos showing how Manhattan's Financial District and skyline have changed since 9/11 as the city rebuilt ground zero.

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