Episode Detail: The Center of the World (2002-Present) - New York: A Documentary Film
Filmmaker Ric Burns' poignant 2003 chronicle of the World Trade Center's rise and fall recounts the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001 wrenchingly, but it's mostly about the Center's rise. This isn't a pretty story either; it's one of economic, political, architectural and engineering labyrinths that led to a critical and commercial flop. It did overcome that shaky start but, says historian Kenneth Jackson: "It's more important to history now that it's gone." David Ogden Stiers narrates.
Episodes: New York: A Documentary Film (8)