The Twin Towers can be seen in three shots of “Spider-Man.”
The original teaser for “Spider-Man” featured bank robbers caught in a web between the two towers. The teaser then cut to a shot of Spidey with the towers reflected in his eye lens.
After the events of September 11, the scene was removed from the film.
“We didn’t think it was our right, in the middle of the summer after this terrible massacre, to show a scene of such heartbreak for so many,” Raimi told The New York Times in 2019. “I didn’t want to pull them back into the heart of that tragedy.”
Though some reports have suggested the film scrubbed other appearances of the tower, according to the film’s visual effects commentary, visual effects designer John Dykstra says that’s not true because there wasn’t anything else to scrub.
We didn’t remove the World Trade Center from any of our shots,” said Dykstra. “The only shot that had the World Trade Center in it, I think, [that] was taken out of the film, potentially, was the one in the trailer.”
In fact, they added the towers into the end of the movie when Spidey swings through New York City.
You can spot the towers right before he jumps off a flagstaff with the American flag, which feels like a tribute to the people of New York City.
Additionally, you can see the towers 56 minutes and 42 seconds in the background on a TV in J. Jonah Jameson’s office.