World Trade Center (1973–2001)

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World Trade Center
World Trade Center, New York City - aerial view (March 2001).jpg
The oreeginal World Trade Center in Mairch 2001. The touer on the left, wi antenna spire, wis 1 WTC. The touer on the richt was 2 WTC. Aw seiven biggins o the WTC complex are pairtially veesible. The reid granite-clad biggin left o the Twin Towers wis the oreeginal 7 World Trade Center. In the backgrund is the East River.
Record hicht
Tawest in the warld from 1971 tae 1973[I]
Preceded biEmpire State Building
Surpassed biWillis Tower
General information
StatusDestroyed
LocationLawer Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°42′42″N 74°00′45″W / 40.71167°N 74.01250°W / 40.71167; -74.01250Coordinates: 40°42′42″N 74°00′45″W / 40.71167°N 74.01250°W / 40.71167; -74.01250
GrundbreakinAugust 25, 1966
Construction stairtit
  • 1 WTC: August 1968
  • 2 WTC: Januar 1969
  • 3 WTC: December 1979
  • 4, 5, an 6 WTC: 1970
  • 7 WTC: 1983
Completit
  • 1 WTC: December 23, 1970
  • 2 WTC: Julie 19, 1971
  • 3 WTC: Julie 1981
  • 4, 5, an 6 WTC: 1975
  • 7 WTC: Mey 1987[1]
OpeninAprile 4, 1973
DestroyedSeptember 11, 2001
AwnerPort Authority o New York an New Jersey
Other information
Hicht
Antenna spire1 WTC: 1,730 feet (530 m)
Ruif
  • 1 WTC: 1,368 feet (417 m)
  • 2 WTC: 1,362 feet (415 m)
  • 3 WTC: 250 feet (76 m)
  • 4 and 5 WTC: 120 feet (37 m)
  • 6 WTC: 110 feet (34 m)
  • 7 WTC: 610 feet (190 m)
Tap fluir
  • 1 WTC: 1,350 feet (410 m)
  • 2 WTC: 1,350 feet (410 m)
Technical details
Fluir coont
  • 1 an 2 WTC: 110 fluirs
  • 3 WTC: 22 fluirs
  • 4 and 5 WTC: 9 fliurs
  • 6 WTC: 8 fluirs
  • 7 WTC: 47 fluirs
Fluir aurie
  • 1 and 2 WTC: 4,300,000 sq ft (400,000 m2) each
  • 4, 5, an 6 WTC: 500,000 sq ft (50,000 m2) each
  • 7 WTC: 1,868,000 sq ft (170,000 m2)
Lifts/elevators1 an 2 WTC: 99 each
Design an construction
Airchitect
IngineerWorthington, Skilling, Helle & Jackson,[2] Leslie E. Robertson Associates
[3]

The original World Trade Center was a muckle complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, Unitit States. It featured the landmark Twin Towers, which opened on April 4, 1973 and were destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. At the time of their completion, the Twin Towers — the original 1 World Trade Center, at 1,368 feet (417 m); and 2 World Trade Center, at 1,362 feet (415.1 m) — were the tallest buildings in the world. Other buildings in the complex included the Marriott World Trade Center (3 WTC), 4 WTC, 5 WTC, 6 WTC, and 7 WTC. The complex was located in New York City's Financial District and contained 13,400,000 square feet (1,240,000 m2) of office space.[4][5]

The core of the complex was biggit atween 1975 and 1985, with a cost of $400 million (equivalent to $2.27 billion in 2018).[6] The World Trade Center experienced a fire on February 13, 1975, a bombing on February 26, 1993, and a bank robbery on January 14, 1998. In 1998, the Port Authority decided to privatize the World Trade Center, leasing the buildings to a private company to manage, and awarded the lease to Silverstein Properties in July 2001.

The oreeginal World Trade Center (Scots: Warld Trade Centre) wis a lairge complex o seiven biggins in Lawer Manhattan, New York Ceety, Unitit States. It featurt laundmerk twin touers, which opened on Aprile 4, 1973, an war destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks, wi 7 World Trade Center collapsin later that day due tae the damage it suffered whan the twin touers collapsed that mornin. The ither biggins in the complex war severely damaged bi the collapse o the twin touers, an thair ruins war eventually demolished.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "History of the Twin Towers". Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 1 Juin 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. "Twin Towers Engineered To Withstand Jet Collision". Seattle Times. 27 Februar 1993.
  3. World Trade Center (1973–2001) at Emporis
  4. Holusha, John (6 Januar 2002). "Commercial Property; In Office Market, a Time of Uncertainty". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
  5. "Ford recounts details of Sept. 11". Real Estate Weekly. BNET. 27 Februar 2002. Archived frae the original on 26 Mey 2012. Retrieved 3 Januar 2009. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)
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