Is this how the twin towers looked in your memory or is it the second picture that’s more accurate?
People are claiming that they don’t remember this building that sat midway between the two towers.
The Marriott World Trade Center was a 22-story, 825-room hotel within the World Trade Center complex in Manhattan, New York City. It opened in April 1981 as the Vista International Hotel, It was also known as World Trade Center 3.
The hotel was connected to the North and South towers via underground entrances at concourse level. The hotel had 26,000 square feet of meeting space on the entire third floor.
On September 11, 2001, the hotel had 940 registered guests.
Landing gear and human corpses, from the attack, fell on the hotel’s roof. Firefighters used the lobby as a staging area, and were also in the hotel to evacuate guests. The collapse of the South Tower (2 WTC) at 9:59 a.m. EDT essentially split the building in half. The collapse of the North Tower at 10:28 a.m. EDT destroyed the rest of the hotel aside from a small section that was furthest from the North Tower.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum exists where the hotel once stood.
The building and its survivors were featured in the television special documentary film, Hotel Ground Zero, which premiered September 11, 2009 on the History Channel.