As you may have noticed it is 5 years since 9/11. The release this year of United 93 and World Trade Center was perhaps a sign that audiences were ready to experience recreations of that day on a movie screen. Fortunately both were well made and repectful films.
But ever since 9/11 I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve seen the Twin Towers in various TV shows and movies made before the attacks. Since their construction they were an indelible part of the New York skyline and as such featured in many, many films.
Wikipedia has a very comprehensive list of the World Trade Center in films and TV shows which features all manner of films from Superman, Escape from New York, Trading Places and The Siege (an eerily prescient film in retrospect).
Apart from United 93 and World Trade Centre, possibly the most affecting programme about the attacks was the Channel 4 documentary 9/11: The Falling Man. It was screened in the UK back in March but it deserves a DVD release. Not only did it manage to convey the horror of the attacks, but it also served as a moving tribute to the lives lost on that day.