The World Trade Center is arguably the most important historical sight that is still used today by New Yorkers for economical purposes. The area gained global attention when attacked on 9/11, and gained controversy when the decision to build the One World Trade Center, the sixth tallest building in the world. The center remains a site that symbolized globalization and America's economic power and prosperity. Many people believe the elevation of the One World Trade Center is targeting the area for further destruction, but since 2014 the Financial District has boomed, and many Midtown Manhattan corporations are relocating downtown. The site also has historical significance because of its saddening past and the construction of the 9/11 memorial. We intend to focus our project on the site's history and how it has affected the tourist and shopping area we know today.