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Windows on the World

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Windows on the World was a group of venues at the top floors (106th and 107th) of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. It included Windows on the World, a smaller restaurant which was called Wild Blue, and a bar which was called The Greatest Bar on Earth. The restaurant was destroyed in the September 11 attacks.

The view from the Windows on the World restaurant

In 2000, Windows on the World was the highest-earning restaurant in the United States. It earned a total of US$37 million.[1]

It has also been speculated that "The Falling Man" was Jonathan Briley, an audio technician at the Windows on the World restaurant but his identity was never released.[2]

There were plans to rebuild Windows on the World during the building of One World Trade Center but those plans were scrapped on March 7, 2011.[3]

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  1. "On top of the World Trade Center, a restaurant served as a 'little UN': How people still feel its legacy today". USA Today. Retrieved August 2, 2023.
  2. "Long Fall: The Most Famous 9/11 Photograph No One Has Seen". Vice Media. Retrieved August 2, 2023.
  3. "Plans to build new version of Windows on the World at top of Freedom Tower are scrapped". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 2, 2023.

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