By Nick Baum
WEDNESDAY – 9/11/19
The events of 9/11 without a doubt changed the thoughts, fundamentals, security, and beliefs of America. It led to the start of the Iraq War by George W. Bush, it increased airport security and introduced new measures, and it created an entirely new stance on the dangers of extremism in America, a debate that still lingers to this day.
In New York specifically, a lot has changed in the last eighteen years since the twin towers and their surrounding area was destroyed. Since 9/11, New York’s financial district has revitalized, from burning rubble to what it is today. New shops have opened up, the 9/11 memorial with two large waterfalls resembling the twin towers has been erected, but most importantly the introduction of the 1,776 ft tall Freedom Tower, or One World Trade Center.
Another large change in New York after 9/11 was security. Especially in the weeks after the eleventh, security measures were tight and large across almost all New York City landmarks. To this day, there is still an increased security presence when there is a large crowd, or at an airport. The City of New York has made sure to take complete note of what happened on 9/11 and how to prevent another possible one in the future.
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