World Trade Center
Did You Know...?
The buildings were designed by Minoru Yamasaki.
Tower One was built in 1970, and Tower Two was built in 1972.
Approximately 200,000 tons of steel were used in the construction
of these towers that stood 110 stories tall.
A 5 ft. sidewalk from New York City to Washington, D.C. could
have been made with the concrete used in construction.
About 50,000 people would be working in this building on
a regular day of work, and another 200,000 would visit the buildings.
The architect Yamasaki said: "I feel this about it. World
trade means world peace and consequently the World Trade Center...is a
living symbol of man's dedication to world peace."
Almost 300 tenants from around the world occupied these buildings
- one of the world's most glamorous business addresses with its own zip
These buildings were symbols of American business, humanity,
dignity, and the greatness of America.
On Sept. 11, 2001, each tower was hit by a commercial airliner
that had been hijacked by terrorists. Both towers were destroyed when they
completely collapsed to the ground.
Each tower had roughly an acre of rentable space on each
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