Building Your Future in the United States The Immigration Insider
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On Sept.11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north tower of theWorld Trade Center traveling at 470 mph, ripping a hole in the building from floors 93 to 99. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane smashed into the south tower traveling at 590 mph, cutting a gaping hole from floors 75 to 85. Within an hour, the south tower collapsed due to the sheer weight of the building combined with the damage dealt by the impact and the burning jet fuel. At 10:28 a.m., the north tower followed. The rubble and debris from the collapsed towers caused fires and further damage to the surrounding buildings and areas. Within hours, nearly 3,000 people had lost their lives. The attack left the world in a state of terror and grief, and the United States was changed forever. Today, the twin towers’ last day is remembered as the worst terrorist attack in history, but few people know how the buildings became part of New York City’s skyline in the first place. A world trade center pavilion was first hosted during the NewYorkWorld’s Fair in 1939 — the exhibit was dedicated to the slogan“world peace through trade.”The idea for theWorld Trade Center was then abandoned after seven years, until David Rockefeller revived the concept to reinvigorate lower Manhattan. Rockefeller took the reins and continued the project, finding premises near the Fulton Fish Market on the East River, and construction on the $250 million complex began. He also turned to the Port of NewYork Authority for financial support to ensure theWorld Trade Center’s completion, and the first real plans for theWorld Trade Center were put into action. It was then that the Port Authority decided the towers should break the record for the tallest building in the world, beating the 1,250-foot Empire State building. To do this, architect Minoru Yamasaki designed the towers to hold 110 stories each, but they would not have the traditional The World Trade Center How theTowers Came to Be
To open our September issue, we want to share the exciting work happening in our own backyard! Indiana Immigration Law Group, LLC and the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis have worked in conjunction for over three years to provide legal advice and assistance to Mexican Nationals living in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. The Program of Legal Assistance to Mexican Nationals through External Legal Advice in the United States of America, or PALE, assists qualifying Mexican Nationals by providing the resources necessary to explore their legal options in applicable situations. Specifically, our firm provides legal advice and/or legal representation to qualifying participants of the program. We constitute a mere drop in the bucket of services available to Mexican Nationals here in the city; in addition to PALE, there are a myriad of resources and programs provided by the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis. For more information on PALE,
please contact either our firm at (317) 247-5040 or the Mexican Consulate in
Indianapolis at (317) 761-7600.
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