Twin Tower History: One Of The Tallest Building In The World
Before the tragedy of 9/11, the World Trade Center building or the twin tower was the land mark of New York as the tallest building in the world at the time. Twin tower history started at time it was built when New York’s future seemed unstable. It quickly raised the confidence and raised the decline of lower Manhattan and become symbol of New York. In 1962, the Twin Tower plan was started by the authority of New York and New Jersey. Minoru Yamazaki, the architect from Michigan, decided to build two huge towers that was criticized by public. However, the project began in 1966.
It was a huge project that needs to demolish 164 buildings and closed off 5 streets. 1.2 million cubic yards of earth were excavated to create 23.5 acres of land along the Hudson River. There were 3,500 workers at the site at the peak building period and total of 10,000 workers needed to finish the projects. 60 workers died during the construction. In December 1970, the north tower was opened first then in January 1972, the south tower opened. They were officially used in April 1973. Twin tower history as the tallest building is very short as in May 1973 the Sears Tower in Chicago was finished.