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This airticle is aboot the World Trade Center building complex prior to the September 11 attacks. For the current buildings, see World Trade Center (2001–present).

World Trade Center
World Trade Center, New York City - aerial view (March 2001).jpg
The original complex in March 2001. The tower on the left, with antenna spire, was 1 WTC. The tower on the right was 2 WTC. All seven buildings of the WTC complex are partially visible; refer to map below. The red granite-clad building left of the Twin Towers was the original 7 World Trade Center. In the background is the East River.
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Location within Lawer Manhattan
Record hicht
Tawest in the warld from 1971 tae 1973[I]
Preceded bi Empire State Building
Surpassed bi Willis Tower
General information
Status Destroyed
Location Lower Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates 40°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
Grundbreakin August 5, 1966; 52 years ago (August 5, 1966)
Construction stairtit
  • 1 WTC: August 6, 1968
  • 2 WTC: January 1969
  • 3 WTC: March 1979
  • 4, 5, and 6 WTC: 1970
  • 7 WTC: October 2, 1984
Completit
  • 1 WTC: December 23, 1970
  • 2 WTC: July 19, 1971
  • 3 WTC: April 1, 1981
  • 4, 5, and 6 WTC: April 4, 1973
  • 7 WTC: May 1987[1]
Openin April 4, 1973; 45 years ago (April 4, 1973)
Destroyed September 11, 2001; 17 years ago (September 11, 2001)
Ainer

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Design an construction
Airchitect
Developer Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Ingineer Worthington, Skilling, Helle & Jackson,[2] Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Main contractor Tishman Realty & Construction Company
References
I. ^ World Trade Center at Emporis
[3]

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United 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 built between 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,[7] a bombing on February 26, 1993,[8] and a bank robbery on January 14, 1998.[9] 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.[10]















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 bi Empire State Building
Surpassed bi Willis Tower
General information
Status Destroyed
Location Lawer Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates 40°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{{#coordinates:}}: canna hae mair nor ane primar tag per page
Grundbreakin August 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[11]
Openin Aprile 4, 1973
Destroyed September 11, 2001
Ainer

Port Authority o New York an New Jersey

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. June 1, 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on December 28, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  2. "Twin Towers Engineered To Withstand Jet Collision". Seattle Times. February 27, 1993. 
  3. World Trade Center (1973–2001) at Emporis
  4. Holusha, John (January 6, 2002). "Commercial Property; In Office Market, a Time of Uncertainty". The New York Times. Retrieved November 21, 2008. 
  5. "Ford recounts details of Sept. 11". Real Estate Weekly. BNET. February 27, 2002. Archived frae the oreeginal on May 26, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
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  11. "History of the Twin Towers". Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. June 1, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  12. "Twin Towers Engineered To Withstand Jet Collision". Seattle Times. February 27, 1993. 
  13. World Trade Center (1973–2001) at Emporis