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World Trade Center


World Trade Center


  • Construction began in 1966 and costs were an estimated $1.5 billion.
  • Excavation to bedrock 70 feet below produced the material for the Battery Park City landfill project in the Hudson River.
  • When complete, the Center met with mixed reviews, but at 1,368 and 1,362 feet and 110 stories each, the twin towers were the world's tallest, and largest, buildings until the Willis Tower surpassed them both in 1974.
  • Reportedly construction of the complex began in 1966 when the first concrete was poured into the trench for a telephone vault.
  • The gigantic office complex of never-before-seen proportions was created as a "catalyst" to revitalize Lower Manhattan and attract major companies back into Downtown.
  • The World Trade Center was more than its signature twin towers: it was a complex of seven buildings covering 16 acres, constructed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • The World Trade Center was destroyed in large parts during the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the city.
  • The enormous complex removed from the street map several streets such as West Broadway, Greenwich and Fulton streets, and wiped out an entire neighborhood called "Radio Row", famous for its thrift stores for used electronics.
  • Please open the link of New World Trade Center to see the proposals for new towers.


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Concrete supplier, Demolition company, Developer, Electrical engineering, Elevator supplier, Facade maintenance system installation, Facade maintenance system supplier, Facade supplier, Fire protection engineering, General contractor, Light engineering, Lightning protection, Mechanical engineering, Owner, Roofing supplier, Structural engineering, Tenant, Wind surveyor

# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 View from the Hilton Hotel One World Trade Center 1,368 ft 110 skyscraper 1972
2 Manhattan mini-model at the observation floor Two World Trade Center 1,362 ft 110 skyscraper 1973
3 View to the northwest from the Hilton Hotel Seven World Trade Center 570 ft 47 skyscraper 1987
4 Three World Trade Center 242 ft 24 high-rise building 1981
5 Four World Trade Center 9 low-rise building 1977
6 Five World Trade Center 9 low-rise building 1972
7 Six World Trade Center 7 low-rise building 1975
8 WTC Mall subterranean building 1972