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World Trade Center

Misoru Yamasaki, with Emery Roth and Sons, 1966-67

 

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World Trade Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
1. World Trade Center Marker
Still in place, six years after the event.
Inscription.  World Trade Center
Misoru Yamasaki, with Emery Roth and Sons, 1966-67
Heritage Trails New York

What has 200 elevators, 1,200 restrooms, 40,000 doorknobs, 200,000 lighting fixtures, 7 million square feet of acoustical tile ceilings, more structural steel than the Verrazano Narrows Bridge – and was built for a final cost of over one billion 1970s dollars? That’s right, the World Trade Center, built by the Port Authority on New York and New Jersey, as part of a plan conceived by the Rockefeller-led Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, to shore up Downtown’s fortunes.

Now, every weekday, 50,000 people come to work in 12 million square feet of office, hotel, and commercial space in the seven buildings in this city-within-a-city, where they are joined by 80,000 visitors, passing through an enormous interior shopping mall below the 5-acre Austin. J. Tobin Plaza.

The Trade Center welcomes visitors from around the world to a splendid observatory, the Top of the World on the 107th floor of Two World Trade center. As many as 10,000 visitors in a single day ride the non-stop express elevators – from the lobby
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2008
2. Inset
A view from the top
to the 107th floor in 82 seconds – to take in the spectacular views of the city and its surroundings.
 
Erected by Heritage Trails New York.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 40° 42.601′ N, 74° 0.681′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker could be reached from Church Street near Cortland Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Double Check (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Barthman Jeweler (about 400 feet away); Broadway – Maiden Lane (about 400 feet away); Veteran Corps of Artillery (about 500 feet away); Trinity Church’s Tercentenary (about 600 feet away); The American Institute of Architects (about 600 feet away); The Anne Frank Tree (about 600 feet away); Welcome Message (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker was removed for display at the Memorial Museum. This entry was submitted for historical reference.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Inset image. Click for full size.
3. Inset
The Twin Towers and the World Financial Center
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4. Inset
Construction with the “kangaroo cranes”
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5. Inset
The excavation job, including the “bathtub” and the “slurry walls”
Looking uptown from the open observation deck image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 1979
6. Looking uptown from the open observation deck
New York Times, March 2008 image. Click for full size.
via The New York Times, 2008
7. New York Times, March 2008
Detailing the marker's removal.
World Trade Center Marker removed, March 2008 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2008
8. World Trade Center Marker removed, March 2008
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Last updated on March 25, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7, 8. submitted on March 25, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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