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September 2001



New York is a Middle Atlantic state, one of the original thirteen colonies. New York is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario to the northwest. It is bordered by Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to the south, and Lake Champlain, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut to the east. The World Trade Center office complex, located in New York City, on the southwest side of Manhattan, was bounded by, Liberty Street to the south, Vesey Street to the north, West Street to the west, and Church street to the East. The complex was created in 1962 as the world center of commerce. The 110-story "Twin Towers" of the complex overlooked Battery Park City, and were New York Cities tallest buildings. The amount of office space, 10 million square feet, covered 7 times the amount of the Empire State Building.

Initially, Places in the News received permission to post a map from mapPoster.com for a brief period. The map is entitled: Midtown Manhattan, an axonometric view of the core of the Big Apple. (LC Call # G3804.N4:2M513A3 2000 .M3 MLC). Afterwards, the image was removed from the Library's website.

To provide a period image, we have scanned an aerial view of New York, taken in September 2001. (LC Call # G3804.N4:2W7A43 2001 .U5 Vault Oversize)