Twin towers, 110 stories high, world’s tallest (Apr, 1964)

Twin towers, 110 stories high, world’s tallest

Two 1,350-foot buildings, planned for New York City’s World Trade Center, will top the Empire State Building by 100 feet, not counting its TV antenna. Each of the 110-story towers will have twice the office space of the Pan Am Building’s 2.4 million square feet, now the world’s most spacious.

The two towers, a plaza, and smaller buildings will occupy 16 acres in downtown Manhattan.

Construction will cost the Port of New York Authority $350 million. Minoru Yamasaki, who designed the Science Pavilion at the Seattle World’s Fair, and Emory Roth & Sons are the architects.

7 comments
  1. Steve says: November 28, 20087:36 pm

    It was an amazing project. Although, I don’t recall that construction started until the early 70s? I had no idea it was so fully conceived by 1964.

  2. pp81 says: November 30, 20085:17 am

    > It was an amazing project. Although, I don’t recall that construction started until the early 70s?

    Here’s the documentary film of building the WTC:

    http://video.google.com…

  3. Baron Waste says: December 1, 20084:14 am

    It would be interesting to do like the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, and simply rebuild the World Trade Center. There it is, like al Qaeda never happened. Ow, would that frost Moslem ears!

  4. Jerry Harrison says: November 13, 200911:09 pm

    What information do you have if any on consruction that was done in July of 1964?

  5. abby says: May 20, 20116:09 pm

    nott cool ……….wat happen

  6. Jahvon09 says: August 22, 20115:04 am

    Actually, construction on the towers began in August, ’66 after the land was cleared for the project.

    The North Tower had opene around ’71, about 5 to 8 or more months ahead of the South Tower. The South Tower had opened its doors sometime later.

  7. Jahvon09 says: August 22, 20115:06 am

    The whole thing took about 7 years to build.

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