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The World Trade Center was a complex of seven buildings located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, the most memorable of which were the Twin Towers, which were destroyed by terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

In fiction Edit

The World Trade Center played a pivotal role in the 1976 remake of King Kong. In the film, the giant ape, Kong, equates the Twin Towers to two mountainous peaks from his native jungle island and scales the building with his beloved human companion Dwon perched on his shoulder. Ultimately, fighter jets shoot Kong down from the building as he nears the top and he plummets towards his doom.

The World Trade Center is briefly seen in the beginning of the 1979 film Zombi 2 by Lucio Fulci. At the start of the film, an unmanned sailing vessel, the sole occupant of which is a single zombie, floats into New York Harbor. Several significant landmarks, including the World Trade Center can be spotted in the background.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Promotional posters and merchandise for King Kong showed Kong stradling the Twin Towers with one foot on each building. This was an unrealistic scale for the ape presented in the movie who could have never accomplished such a feat.

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