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WTC Site Becomes Tourist Hub

By Emily Trube, 1080 KRLD
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NEW YORK (1080 KRLD) – Since September  11, 2001, the neighborhood around the World Trade Center has undergone a major transformation.  KRLD’s Emily Trube recently went to New York to look at how Lower Manhattan has changed over the past ten years – for the better.

KRLD’s Emily Trube in NYC

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Tourism At WTC (Photo Emily Trube)

On September 10, 2001, people only went to the World Trade Center if they worked there. Tourists would stop by for a minute or two while they were on their way to see the Statue of Liberty.  That’s not the case now.

The site itself has become a tourist destination. According to the city’s tourism department, about 9 million people come to see it every year.

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Tourism At WTC

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More tourism at WTC Site

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