|World Trade Center|
Allied base at the WTC during Operation: Big Apple
The World Trade Center (known also as the Twin Towers) is a major site in New York. It appeared in the Red Alert 2 Soviet campaign and in Yuri's Revenge skirmish/multiplayer map Manhattan Mayhem, in the northern section, where they are severely damaged.
The Soviet Invasion
|The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Red Alert 2 and some details might contradict canon.|
The Soviet commander was sent by Yuri to New York City. The Soviet troopers acted fast and captured the battle lab that was built between the Twin Towers in order to construct the first Psychic Beacon in its place.
The release of Yuri's Revenge was originally meant to be cancelled in September 2001 due to the fact that its cover featured a city being destroyed in the background, leading the developers to the conclusion that it resembles the real-life 9/11 event. The game was finally released, with some versions sporting the original cover art and others that had it altered. Furthermore, re-releases of the vanilla Red Alert 2 released after 2001 also had altered covers.
Even worse, the original release rewarded the player for destroying the Twin Towers with cash. In later patches, the caches are rewarded for garrisoning the towers, and they cannot be destroyed.