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.