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The towers loomed in the twilight, hanging from the sky just barely touching the ground. Only a few lights flickered from their windows making it seem like stars could shine from here. I could see the orange sky reflecting from the glass. The towers were like chameleons, trying to blend in with the surroundings but they were blending with the wrong side of the sky.
By umbazachika on 09.11.2012
Oh dear. Did they do this on purpose? Because of 9/11?
Yes, 9/11 was sad. Awful things happened, people died. People lost people they loved, and I feel awful for them. I wish that they would be okay, but they’re not. But I’m so sick of hearing about it. It’s all anyone has been talking about today. Why can’t we focus on the positive things?
By Miryiah on 09.11.2012
We all build towers. The height they may reach is up to you. Break them down if you have to. Start over. Make it continuously beautiful. Flourish.
By Andrew Gordon on 09.11.2012
huge beautiful sad mad angry cry ahh i love you so much you are like a tower i try to climb my life is all for you yet you dont seem to care hahahahahaha!!!!! i love you you crack head!!!!!!!!!!
By clarissa URL on 09.11.2012
The two towers stood, proud and tall. They lived for the people, the people lived for them. They protected the city, high and mighty. When our towers fell, the people fell as well. Because the towers loved us and we loved them. For now, and ever they will be part of us.
By Cassie on 09.11.2012
It takes courage, but don’t worry.
Breathe in deep—take it all in
Right now, you’re taller than ever
The building towers over the town, but you—
you my friend tower over the world. You’re free so embrace it.
Take it all in—the birds, the scenery, all of it,
because you never know when you will be back here—
you never know if you will feel this powerful again in your life.
By Theresa on 09.11.2012
Towering over the courtyard, the two bell towers established their dominance not through their casting of an intimidating shadow, but rather by their lack of it.
By Adam on 09.11.2012
How can one work so high up and not be afraid of what is down below
By Meghan on 09.11.2012
Poking the skies, tickling the underbellies of clouds, a big middle finger to all those on the outside. “haha” they seem to say.
By Miki on 09.11.2012
The timing and placing of every little thing. How could it be so vague in their eyes, yet so real.. so lifelike in ours? The life of many destroyed in the loathing arms of others.
By Danielle on 09.11.2012
How fitting. I actually didn’t remember until 8pm. And my heart sunk like a stone when I remembered. God bless those who died, fought, sacrificed, saved, lost, and survived. 9/11
By Katherine on 09.11.2012
beyond what one can see
they linger tall
you always miss it
on the way to work
riding a bus
built with brick
they sometimes blink red
By marsha on 09.11.2012
We build these great magnificent towers. We reach for the stars, but each architect wants the honor. These towers come down, because without a solid, unified foundation it will never see completion.
By Patrick URL on 09.11.2012
twin towers were destroyed on 911, today, because the government of the united states of america, decided that it was time to invade iran, aghanistan, etc… in order to take over the oil fields there, and to slowley strip the rights away from the american people
By danny on 09.11.2012
Got milk? Lolz so waz up my peeps. Okie dockie. Towers. Strong tall dependable ummm straight and narroe.
By Cassey Ann and yes Casey Ann is my 1st name!!! on 09.11.2012
A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires.
Towers are generally built to take advantage of their height, and can stand alone on the ground, or as part of a larger structure or device such as a fortified building or as an integral part of a bridge, the term also denoting a raised structure on a ship or other vehicle. Towers have been used by mankind since prehistoric times. The oldest known may be the circular stone tower in walls of Neolithic Jericho (8000 BC). Some of the earliest towers were ziggurats, which existed in Sumerian architecture since the 4th millennium BC. The most famous ziggurats include the Sumerian Ziggurat of Ur, built the 3rd millennium BC, and the Etemenanki, one of the most famous examples of Babylonian architecture. The latter was built in Babylon during the 2nd millennium BC and was considered the tallest tower of the ancient world.
Some of the earliest surviving examples are the broch structures in northern Scotland, which are conical towerhouses. These and other examples from Phoenician and Roman cultures emphasised the use of a tower in fortification and sentinel roles. For example, watchtower elements are found at Mogador from the first millennium BC, derived from Phoenician or Carthaginian origins. The Romans utilised octagonal towers as elements of Diocletian’s Palace in Croatia, which monument dates to approximately 300 AD, while the Servian Walls (4th century BC) and the Aurelian Walls (3rd century AD) featured square ones. The Chinese used towers as integrated elements of the Great Wall of China in 210 BC during the Qin Dynasty. Towers were also an important element of castles.
Another well known tower is the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy built from 1173 until 1372. The Himalayan Towers are stone towers located chiefly in Tibet built approximately 14th to 15th century. 
Up to a certain height, a tower can be made with the supporting structure with parallel sides. However, above a certain height, the compressive load of the material is exceeded and the tower will fail. This can be avoided if the tower’s support structure tapers up the building.
A second limit is that of buckling- the structure requires sufficient stiffness to avoid breaking under the loads it faces, especially those due to winds. Many very tall towers have their support structures at the periphery of the building, which greatly increases the overall stiffness.
A third limit is dynamic; a tower is subject to varying winds, vortex shedding, seismic disturbances etc. These are often dealt with a combination of simple strength and stiffness, as well as in some cases tuned mass dampers to damp out movements. Varying or tapering the outer aspect of the tower with height avoids vibrations due to vortex shedding occurring along the entire building simultaneously….. also a song by Bon Iver.. great song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! listen to it, also also, twin towers destroyed by the government. revolution.
The twin towers stood beautifully in New York, Until the terrorist attack on 9-11.
Rest in Peace guys
By Georgia URL on 09.11.2012
I was only in third grade when it seemed like the world was ending in Ms. Smith’s class. I don’t remember much about that day, but I remember a year later. For the first anniversary of the towers, my mom took us all outside, lit a candle, and told us to pray, for longer than a nine year can manage, but I tried. Because I knew it mattered.
By April on 09.11.2012
As I watched the towers fall I could swear I felt something in the world shatter…
By all4imagination on 09.11.2012
I don’t know much about skyscrapers
I know about the one in babylon
I know that princesses are supposed to be locked up in them
I know the taller they are, the harder they fall
By hollymarie on 09.11.2012
On september 11th the united states of America suffered a situation that wasn’t only a damn but also the opportunity to raise from the ashes, so this lesson was a real chance for future blessings a paradise of possibility and chances for higher performance this outCome defined the future of this great nation.
By dan on 09.11.2012
we build them with hope and dreams, but so fragile it stands, leaning like Piza, just a push and it will fall. and what do u think we will do after it breaks? we will cry, stand up and build it again
By D. M. Duc on 09.11.2012
There were too many towers. Looking up at them was a new sort of intimidation she wasn’t accustomed to. It was as if the height of them pulled out her viscera and let it drop.
By Sunnie on 09.11.2012
Towers go tumbling down. They always, always do. Because what goes up must come around. And what comes down, always, always, always makes a sound.
By Megan LaColla-Gordon on 09.11.2012
Of course it would be towers, today of all days. I was small when it happened, but not too small to remember. Everyone was watching the TV. That’s what I remember. That, and my parents were scared. I’d never seen them scared before.
By Schuyler URL on 09.11.2012
My exhilaration was peaking in towers, my heart racing, my mind running, ever running away and back again. I was trembling, and so scared, my thoughts whizzing around like frenzied bees, but then his body closed over mine, drawing me in, drowning me in that scent, that heady scent, and I was done.
By Fia on 09.11.2012
the twin towers, leaning towers of pisa, the tower of babel? why are towers so attractive? cos they are tall, attending seeking, and represents some form of power and authority.
By Chin on 09.11.2012
Twin towers makes me firstly think about 9/11. But I think it is more of a word association, because almost immediately, that image vanishes and I see a more romantic image of a princess locked away in a tower and a prince in a tower far away. They can see each other but not get to each other. They look at each other longingly and with sadness in their eyes.
By Ivanna on 09.11.2012
The trees of steel and glass stretch up into the sky, penetrating the clouds and disrupting the path of aeroplanes… or, at least, that is what he thinks they must surely do, because he has never seen anything as enormous as these shiny, transparent towers. They dominate the city in a way a country boy could not understand and intrigue him in a way nothing has ever done before.
They are like human ant farms, the boy thinks.
By Libby on 09.11.2012
Clever, oneword.com. Clever. Of course you’d choose this word on this day, 9/11. Of course. Is it in memory of all those who lost their lives on this day? I don’t know. I don’t know why we should never forget. Don’t forget those who have died, but there is no use holding on to anger and sorrow.
By Raneem URL on 09.11.2012
the buildings that were destroyed on september 11th, 2011. so many lives were lost. families were torn apart. people were killed for no particular reason other than hate. hatred. people need to let go of their opinions for a moment and realize that we’re all human.
By jocelyn c URL on 09.11.2012
There are many reasons why I love my boyfriend, I cannot even begin with just one. However, at this moment, when the passing comment of a stranger regarding my appearance, tossed as casually as if he were flicking the ash of a cigarette, made me feel worthless, I love how my boyfriend is so tall that he towers over me, making me feel safe from everything, including words.
By Chrissie on 09.11.2012
pearl white climbing to heaven
tempted to crumble and crash to earth
long standing and getting tired
will they ever be climbed
will they ever be conquered
forever they bring imposing power
By Kathryn on 09.11.2012
Tumbling down. Without reason other than hate and arrogance and opinions. Bodies, human bodies, falling too many feet to count by choice. By choice. That should never have to happen.
By Jocelyn on 09.11.2012
How interesting that today, of all days, the word is “towers”. Towers, as in the ones that fell 11 years ago this date, with so much destruction and loss of life.
I was in 8th grade pre-algebra class. I didn’t even know what the towers were – the term “World Trade Center” was as foreign to me, a small town girl in rural Pennsylvania, as New York City, or Dubai. What was not foreign, was seeing firefighters, EMTS, Police Officers, and numerous other public servants sacrificing their health and very lives to save others. What was not foreign, was the fear, the ache of wanting to help, the pang of innocence lost.
Eleven years ago, tragedy touched our land. The world shrunk.
9/11….one defining moment equaled many scars for our generation.
By Jade on 09.11.2012
He abruptly stopped, knee-deep in the filthy moat water.
“What?” I asked nervously. “Did the guards spot us?”
He craned his head up at the imposing stone towers looming over us, ignoring my question. “You know,” he said carefully, in a neutral tone of voice that meant something was going spectacularly, horribly wrong. “I think we’re at the wrong castle.”
By WearyWater URL on 09.11.2012
11 years ago today, the twin towers were taken down by alqueda related terrorism. Today marks a sad day in time for the world, and especially for those who were unfortunate enough to suffer a tradgedy in the twin towers falling. These two towers and their end, were a big part in not only american history, but in world history.
By tess on 09.11.2012
Towers. They rise. And, with the eyes of the world watching, they fall.
By Margaret on 09.11.2012
reaching the towers for any person is not an easy task but that said, benefits and advantages are more once you reach it there and reaching there requires a view which is very broad and upon reaching every one looks small and one needs capability to zoom after reaching to stay there.
By Balachandar URL on 09.11.2012
The twin towers were burned to the ground on September 11 2001. Today is September 11 2012, the anniversary of the disaster. I was in the 3rd grade when it happened. It was an incredibly sad day. However, today is not sad. I woke up next to my wonderful boyfriend. Spent the day relaxing and then worked out at the gym later. It was a nice day.
By Haylee on 09.11.2012
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