The construction of the World Trade Center, of which the Twin Towers (One and Two World Trade Center) were the centerpieces, was conceived as an urban renewal project and spearheaded by David Rockefeller.
St. Peter's R.C. Church, 22 Barclay Street, a block from the World Trade Center, in New York City. The church roof was struck and damaged by landing gear from one of the 9/11 attack planes. Flying debris from the Twin Towers struck and killed Father Mychal Judge OFM, chaplain for the New York City Fire Department and the first publicly identified casualty of the attacks. Firemen removed Father Mychal from the World Trade Center site and laid his body before the altar in Saint Peter's Church.