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User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 893 times:

I've been wondering why the World Trade Center have been the target of multiple terrorist attacks. It was almost like a magnet for high profile terrorist attacks.

I mean why not try for the Sears Tower or the Prudential Tower?

I'm not trying to endorse what these wackos did by any streach of the imagination. I just want to know what they had against these two nondescript office buildings.

- Neil Harrison

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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 874 times:

Its just such a high profile building in one of the most high profile cities in the world.


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 866 times:

Or why were they trying to blow up LAX on New Year's Eve 2000?

I guess no one knows...



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User currently offlineJsf119 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 854 times:

the wtc were pretty much the nerve of our finacial center with the exception of all of wall street. you destroy the wtc you destroy our finacial symbol, you kill lots of people, and demoralize a city/country because when people think new york you think world trade centers they were supposed to be invincible. they werent supposed to be brought down by a bounch of animals like they were on sept 11. but thats their reasoning behind it all. as for LAX it;s one of the worlds busiest airports and probally the biggest airport west of the mississippi.

User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3364 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Almost everyone in the world knows the WTC, but not everyone knows the Sears tower and the Prudential tower. In the US they may be very well known, but outside the US these towers have little meaning.


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User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 829 times:

Sears Tower = one 110 story building
World Trade Center = TWO 110 story buildings, + numerous other small buildings in the complex


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 816 times:

Simple minds convince themselves world commerce will fall into anarchy with the removal of what appears to be a pivotal element.

If you ask me, the World Trade Center was a victim of its' own name.




User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 810 times:

Because

1. Its in the US
2. Its the centre of world trade
3. More cynically - there were two. The first crash might not get live global TV coverage but 20 minutes later, hey presto, the worlds media have arrived, so lets do it again live. Now that takes a sick mind. So sad.

Scotty


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 792 times:

Where is Prudential Tower?  Confused


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 784 times:

>>Where is Prudential Tower?

The Prudential Tower (or "The Pru" as it known to native Bostonians) is a skyscraper owned by the Prudential Insurance Corporation. It is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 784 times:

Prudential also has a landmark office building in the lakeshore skyline of Chicago, Illinois...

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 775 times:
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The WTC's are a symbol of wealth, power and prestige of america. It's as simple as that.


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User currently offlineGalilee From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 753 times:

All of the answers above. Plus, it is close to an airport where a non stop flight across the country would take off with lots of fuel.

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