World Trade Center

Minoru Yamasaki
1970-77

DESTROYED BY DASTARDLY TERRORISTS
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001



Seven buildings comprise this complex, the most impressive being the twin towers, with nine million square feet of office space. The 110-story towers are 1353 feet high, for a time the highest skyscrapers in the world, now surpassed by the Sears Tower (the second highest) and the Petrona Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

The Towers seen from the Brooklyn Bridge; looking up at the Towers

 

The base; view of the interior below ground level.

For additional views of the plaza, see Rosati's Ideogram, a sculpture in the plaza.

 
These wonderful images of the skyline of New York City, as it WAS, were photographed by my friend Bob Byrne. He owns the copyright and should be contacted directly if you are interested in the use of his photographs: Bob Byrne.



Other works by Yamasaki on this site include: Conservatory of Music (Oberlin College), De Roy Auditorium (Wayne State University), Education Building (Wayne State University), Japan Center (San Francisco), King Building (Oberlin College), McGregor Memorial Conference Center (Wayne State University), Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Office Building, Torre Picasso in Madrid, and Warner Concert Hall (Oberlin College).



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