Remembering 9/11 with Google Earth

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With today marking the 12th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, we thought we’d again take a look at the ever-changing skyline of the city.  New York City has changed quite a bit in Google Earth in the past year, thanks largely to the introduction of 3D Imagery to the city.

The best look at the old towers comes from this KML file from Patrick Griffin. In order to see the towers clearly, you can switch back to the legacy 3D buildings (tools –> options –> uncheck “use 3d imagery”) and then right-click on the new buildings and choose to “hide” them. They’ll come back the next time you start Google Earth.