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The World Trade Center Height: 1,368 and 1,362 feet (417 and 415 meters) Owners: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Architect: Minoru Yamasaki, Emery Roth and Sons consulting Engineer: John Skilling and Leslie Robertson of Worthington, Skilling, Helle and Jackson Ground Breaking: August 5, 1966 Opened: 1970-73; April 4, 1973 ribbon cutting Destroyed: September 11, 2001 The World Trade Center was more than its signature twin towers: it was a complex of seven buildings on 16-acres, constructed and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The towers, One and Two World Trade Center, rose at the heart of the complex, each climbing more than 100 feet higher than the silver mast of the Empire State Building.
World Trade Center - History Commentary Casting Giant Shadows: The Politics of Building the World Trade Center by Roger Cohen Originally published in the Winter 1990/1991 issue of Portfolio: A Quarterly Review of Trade and Transportation, and reprinted here by permission of the author, this article by a New York planning insider tells the background story of the towering politics, planning, and power plays behind the World Trade Center project. — Editor Those who knew Austin Tobin, the high-powered Executive Director of the Port of New York Authority, frequently described him as polite, courtly, and even shy. But Tobin's quiet demeanor never limited his relentless advocacy on behalf of the agency he led for 30 momentous years.
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The World Trade Center is a complex of buildings under construction in Lower Manhattan , New York City , United States , replacing an earlier complex of seven buildings with the same name on the same site. The original World Trade Center featured landmark twin towers, which opened on April 4, 1973 and were destroyed in the September 11 attacks of 2001, along with 7 World Trade Center. The other buildings in the complex were damaged in the attacks, and their ruins were eventually demolished. The site is being rebuilt with five new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks. As of November 2011 [update] , only one skyscraper has been completed; the other four are expected to be completed before 2020.
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