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What Were the Twin Towers

What Were the Twin Towers  Book
Author : Jim O'Connor,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-05-10
ISBN : 0451532775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers—also known as the World Trade Center—and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers—from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.

The World Trade Center

The World Trade Center Book
Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-02-23
ISBN : 9781530200290
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the construction and history of the Twin Towers and Freedom Tower *Chronicles the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the plans to rebuild it *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts. " - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg The name "World Trade Center," when spoken by an American, tends to conjure up the best and worst about the nation. The idea for such a financial center was conceived of in the heady days of post-World War II prosperity, when the nation's financial prospects had never looked better and Americans were trading all over the world with both former allies and enemies. At the same time, many in New York City, one of the jewels of the East Coast, had fallen on hard times, and it was hoped that the World Trade Center would revitalize Lower Manhattan and bring the Big Apple a bigger share of the prosperity the world was enjoying. Likewise, the center was designed by men steeped in the modern era, when architects could build skyscrapers as opposed to simple office complexes. For 30 years, the Twin Towers were the most dramatic features of the New York skyline, and for a short while one of the towers could boast of being the tallest building in the world. People came from around the world to visit them for both business and pleasure, and while most days were busy but uneventful, there were exceptions. A stunt seemingly featuring a man dancing in the sky humanized and popularized the buildings, and they began to prosper, just as the nation itself would rise again out of the mire of the 1970s. Almost as quickly, a fire threatened the North Tower in 1975. In 1977, a man decided to scale the side of the South Tower, and in 1983, a fireman completed a stunt designed to warn people about the impossibility of evacuating everyone in case of emergency. Fatefully, the fireman's efforts fell on largely deaf ears, as no one could conceive of the need for such efforts. As everyone now knows, the World Trade Center could have stood for a century or more but didn't last half that long, because what they symbolically represented made them a physical target. The Twin Towers survived the first violent attack in 1993, but less than a decade later they were gone, the initial victims of a war still raging. The World Trade Center would be rebuilt, but New York City would never look the same again. It should come as no surprise that in the dark days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, New York City began searching for some way to demonstrate its recovery and resolve. The obvious way to do just that was to rebuild what had been destroyed. Since there was no way to bring back the lives of those lost, the most straightforward path was to rebuild the Twin Towers that had fallen, but there was more to be done than to just rebuild the lost Twin Towers; the new building was to be bigger, taller, and better than before, as everyone hoped the country would somehow be. In the decade that followed, the first of a new millennium, the Freedom Tower experienced many of the same ups and downs that the nation did. Plans to rebuild it were met with the same level of controversy as those to fight the war on terror. Likewise, its popularity ebbed and flowed with the fickle hearts of a people grown weary with fighting an enemy overseas and a poor economy at home. Political parties rose into and fell out of power, changing again and again the environment in which the builders were trying to work. At some points, it seemed that the project would never end. The World Trade Center: The History of the Construction, Destruction, and Rebirth of a New York City Landmark looks at the history of one of a Big Apple icon. Along with pictures and more, you will learn about the World Trade Center like never before.

The Twin Towers

The Twin Towers Book
Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-02-23
ISBN : 9781530200214
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the construction and history of the Twin Towers *Covers the destruction of the World Trade Center during 9/11 *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts. " - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Before its destruction in the attacks on September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center in New York consisted of two of the world's most recognizable buildings, representing the strength and wealth of New York City in particular and the United States in general. That was the goal all along for philanthropist David Rockefeller, who had largely self-financed the development of One Chase Manhattan Plaza in the late 1950s in the hopes that the 70 story skyscraper would help spur further development nearby. Rockefeller envisioned Lower Manhattan as the site of a global financial center, full of stock exchanges, brokerages, investment banks, law firms, and other financial businesses. The name "World Trade Center," when spoken by an American, tends to conjure up the best and worst about the nation. The idea for such a financial center was conceived of in the heady days of post-World War II prosperity, when the nation's financial prospects had never looked better and Americans were trading all over the world with both former allies and enemies. At the same time, many in New York City, one of the jewels of the East Coast, had fallen on hard times, and it was hoped that the World Trade Center would revitalize Lower Manhattan and bring the Big Apple a bigger share of the prosperity the world was enjoying. Likewise, the center was designed by men steeped in the modern era, when architects could build skyscrapers as opposed to simple office complexes. As it would turn out, by the time construction on the buildings began, there were ominous clouds in the political and financial skies. The prosperity that had inspired its construction had given way to a financial malaise unlike any seen since the Great Depression, and many people were offended that money that could have gone to social programs was being used to build more office space. There was also political unrest, as many criticized the country's involvement in Vietnam. By the time the Twin Towers and the rest of the World Trade Center were completed, the project was considered by many to be not only a symbol of American prosperity but also another sign of capitalist greed. For 30 years, the Twin Towers were the most dramatic features of the New York skyline, and for a short while one of the towers could boast of being the tallest building in the world. People came from around the world to visit them for both business and pleasure, and while most days were busy but uneventful, there were exceptions. A stunt seemingly featuring a man dancing in the sky humanized and popularized the buildings, and they began to prosper, just as the nation itself would rise again out of the mire of the 1970s. Almost as quickly, a fire threatened the North Tower in 1975. In 1977, a man decided to scale the side of the South Tower, and in 1983, a fireman completed a stunt designed to warn people about the impossibility of evacuating everyone in case of emergency. Fatefully, the fireman's efforts fell on largely deaf ears, as no one could conceive of the need for such efforts. As everyone now knows, the World Trade Center could have stood for a century or more but didn't last half that long, because what they symbolically represented made them a physical target. The Twin Towers survived the first violent attack in 1993, but less than a decade later they were gone, the initial victims of a war still raging. The World Trade Center would be rebuilt, but New York City would never look the same again.

The Twin Towers

The Twin Towers Book
Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-02-25
ISBN : 9781985884199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the construction and history of the Twin Towers *Covers the destruction of the World Trade Center during 9/11 *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts. " - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Before its destruction in the attacks on September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center in New York consisted of two of the world's most recognizable buildings, representing the strength and wealth of New York City in particular and the United States in general. That was the goal all along for philanthropist David Rockefeller, who had largely self-financed the development of One Chase Manhattan Plaza in the late 1950s in the hopes that the 70 story skyscraper would help spur further development nearby. Rockefeller envisioned Lower Manhattan as the site of a global financial center, full of stock exchanges, brokerages, investment banks, law firms, and other financial businesses. The name "World Trade Center," when spoken by an American, tends to conjure up the best and worst about the nation. The idea for such a financial center was conceived of in the heady days of post-World War II prosperity, when the nation's financial prospects had never looked better and Americans were trading all over the world with both former allies and enemies. At the same time, many in New York City, one of the jewels of the East Coast, had fallen on hard times, and it was hoped that the World Trade Center would revitalize Lower Manhattan and bring the Big Apple a bigger share of the prosperity the world was enjoying. Likewise, the center was designed by men steeped in the modern era, when architects could build skyscrapers as opposed to simple office complexes. As it would turn out, by the time construction on the buildings began, there were ominous clouds in the political and financial skies. The prosperity that had inspired its construction had given way to a financial malaise unlike any seen since the Great Depression, and many people were offended that money that could have gone to social programs was being used to build more office space. There was also political unrest, as many criticized the country's involvement in Vietnam. By the time the Twin Towers and the rest of the World Trade Center were completed, the project was considered by many to be not only a symbol of American prosperity but also another sign of capitalist greed. For 30 years, the Twin Towers were the most dramatic features of the New York skyline, and for a short while one of the towers could boast of being the tallest building in the world. People came from around the world to visit them for both business and pleasure, and while most days were busy but uneventful, there were exceptions. A stunt seemingly featuring a man dancing in the sky humanized and popularized the buildings, and they began to prosper, just as the nation itself would rise again out of the mire of the 1970s. Almost as quickly, a fire threatened the North Tower in 1975. In 1977, a man decided to scale the side of the South Tower, and in 1983, a fireman completed a stunt designed to warn people about the impossibility of evacuating everyone in case of emergency. Fatefully, the fireman's efforts fell on largely deaf ears, as no one could conceive of the need for such efforts. As everyone now knows, the World Trade Center could have stood for a century or more but didn't last half that long, because what they symbolically represented made them a physical target. The Twin Towers survived the first violent attack in 1993, but less than a decade later they were gone, the initial victims of a war still raging. The World Trade Center would be rebuilt, but New York City would never look the same again.

From the Inside Out Harrowing Escapes from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center

From the Inside Out  Harrowing Escapes from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center Book
Author : Erik O. Ronningen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-07-03
ISBN : 9786210100945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Erik Ronningen was on the 71st floor of the North Tower on September 11, 2001 when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the building. After an incredible, near miraculous journey down through the acrid, smoke-filled building, Erik tried to get to the Security Command Center in the South Tower. Unable to do so, he was the last person to make it out of the South Tower alive.Here is the story of his harrowing escape interwoven with the accounts of fourteen others who were lucky enough to be able to recount them.Altogether, these accounts document the bravery and heroism, selflessness and generosity demonstrated by hundreds of people when their normal everyday lives were suddenly plunged into a fiery scramble for survival.The astonishing photograph on the cover of this book was taken by survivor Jim Usher as he lay on the concrete outside the WTC losing consciousness, so his family could see what he saw during what he thought were the last moments of his life. And yes, that flag was really there! This photograph has never before been made public.

The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7

The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7 Book
Author : David Griffin
Publisher : Interlink Publishing
Release : 2012-12-30
ISBN : 162371026X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"At 5:20 in the afternoon on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been struck by a plane and had fires on only a few floors. The reason for its collapse was considered a mystery. In August 2008, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued its report on WTC 7, declaring that "the reason for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 is no longer a mystery" and that "science is really behind what we have said." Showing that neither of these claims is true, David Ray Griffin demonstrates that NIST is guilty of the most serious types of scientific fraud: fabricating, falsifying, and ignoring evidence. He also shows that NIST's report left intact the central mystery: How could a building damaged by fire - not explosives - have come down in free fall?"--pub. desc.

World Trade Center

World Trade Center Book
Author : Carol M. Highsmith
Publisher : Crescent
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is an extradordinary tribute to the world's most recognized and mourned icon of commerce, the World Trade Center. These remarkable aerial photographs reflect both the beauty and the stature of the twin towers that were the crown jewels of lower Manhattan. A remembrance of the pinnacle of New York city's skyline, this volume also marks the beginning of the renewal to come. Includes five archival photos and eighteen full-color views.

The Spirit of Terrorism and Requiem for the Twin Towers

The Spirit of Terrorism and Requiem for the Twin Towers Book
Author : Jean Baudrillard
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center from a philosophical viewpoint that considers their symbolic representation as a challenge to the American monopolistic system, profiling sophisticated modern terrorism while stating that conventional warfare will not be an appropriate response. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Twin Towers

Twin Towers Book
Author : Angus K. Gillespie
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the World Trade Center as an American icon, describing the conception, design, and construction of the Twin Towers and relating the activities that take place there during a normal twenty-four hour day.

The 9 11 Deception and False Flag Terror

The 9 11 Deception and False Flag Terror Book
Author : Terence Smart
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-07-13
ISBN : 9781080361656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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9/11 happened in 2001 but still the true perpetrators of this crime have not been held accountable. There is a lot of evidence which suggests that Israel, Mossad and their Jewish Zionist control of the American government and Media were behind the planning and carrying out of the atrocities of 9/11 as well as their connection to the 7/7 bombings in London and many other terrorist atrocities.No one in the American media, Newspapers, T.V networks dare go down the route of blaming Israel. Jewish Zionist's control the American Government and media, so it is obvious that they will not investigate an Israeli connection to 9/11. Lately they have been trying to blame Saudi Arabia for 9/11 but this is a deception so that nobody looks at Israel or America as the guilty party. Officially they hoodwinked the masses into believing a fairy story that 19 Muslim men with box cutters hijacked planes and caused mayhem on 9/11. Muslims just happen to be Israel's biggest enemy and more than once in the past Israel has tried to frame Muslims for terror atrocities that they have carried out and we will go through these Israel false flag events in this book. Many respected and distinguished university Professors, Architects and Structural Engineers have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report. A number even allege government complicity in the terrorist acts of 9/11. All of the highly educated Professors, Architects and Structural Engineers of AE9/11truth.org call into question the official 9/11 story, in fact they suggest it was a lie."Many technical analyses cast doubt on the official explanation of the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings, including those presented by an impressive new group: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. More difficult than discovering the truth, however, is convincing most of the public to accept. Analyses by many experts reveal the collapse of the three WTC buildings was not caused by the two airplanes exploding into the twin towers. The general view is that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition, - Joel S. Hirschhorn, MS (Metallurgical Engineering), PhD (Materials Engineering) - Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin."Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, was involved in the attacks and that it warned Israelis to avoid the Twin Towers in the days before 9/11", - Andreas von Bulow--former German Defense Minister.

The World Trade Center

The World Trade Center Book
Author : Anthony W. Robins
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012-01
ISBN : 9780983227502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1987 while the Twin Towers still stood - brash and controversial, a new symbol of the city and the country - this book offered the first serious consideration of the planning and design of the World Trade Center. It benefited from interviews with figures still on the scene, and archival documents still available for study. Many of those interviewed, and many of the documents, are gone. But even if they remained available today, it would be impossible now to write this book from the same perspective. Too much has happened here. In this, the tenth anniversary year of the disaster, a new World Trade Center is rising on the site. We can finally begin to imagine life returning, with thousands of people streaming into the new buildings to work or conduct business, and thousands more, from all over the world, coming to visit the new memorial. It is only natural, then, that we will find ourselves thinking about what life was like in the original Center. This new edition of the book - expanded to include copies of some of the documents upon which the text was based - is offered as a memory of the World Trade Center as it once was. It is also offered as a reminder of a more innocent time, when the Center stood as a symbol, certainly, of hubris, wealth and power, but also of the conviction that in New York City, Americans could do anything to which they set their minds.

The Twin Towers in Film

The Twin Towers in Film Book
Author : Randy Laist
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2020-01-31
ISBN : 1476638411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For thirty years, the twin towers of the World Trade Center soared above the New York City skyline, eventually becoming one of the most conspicuous symbolic structures in the world. They appeared in hundreds of films, from Godspell and Death Wish to Trading Places, Ghostbusters and The Usual Suspects. The politicians, architects and engineers who developed the towers sought to imbue them with a powerful visual presence. The resulting buildings provided filmmakers with imposing set pieces capable of conveying a range of moods and associations, from the sublime and triumphal to the sinister and paranoid. While they stood, they captured the imagination of the world with their enigmatic symbolism. In their dramatic destruction, they became icons of a history that is still being written. Here viewed in the context of popular cinema, the twin towers are emblematic of how architecture, film and narrative interact to express cultural aspirations and anxieties.

Twin Towers

Twin Towers Book
Author : Angus K. Gillespie
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the World Trade Center as an American icon, describing the conception, design, and construction of the Twin Towers and relating the activities that take place there during a normal twenty-four hour day.

102 Minutes

102 Minutes Book
Author : Jim Dwyer,Kevin Flynn
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2011-08-02
ISBN : 9781429996891
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now available in a revised edition timed to honor the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. At 8:46 a.m. that morning, fourteen thouosand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn draw on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts to tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out. Dwyer and Flynn have woven an epic and unforgettable account of the struggle, determination, and grace of the ordinary men and women who made 102 minutes count as never before. 102 Minutes is a 2005 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Molly and the Twin Towers

Molly and the Twin Towers Book
Author : Jessika Fleck
Publisher : Girls Survive
Release : 2021
ISBN : 1515883353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the Twin Towers fall on September 11, 2001, blocks from her school, twelve-year-old Molly, unable to reach her dads or Gran, must find her seven-year-old sister, Adi, and get her safely home. Includes author's note, glossary, and discussion questions.

Twin Towers Remembered

Twin Towers Remembered Book
Author : Camilo J. Vergara
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2001-12
ISBN : 9781568983516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a collection of photographs of the World Trade Center taken over thirty years, featuring views of the skyline from throughout the region, closer looks at the buildings at different times, and shots of the tragedy.

From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out Book
Author : Erik O. Ronningen
Publisher : Welcome Rain
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781566493840
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ronningen tells of his escape from the 71st floor of the North Tower and recounts the nearly incredible experiences of fourteen other survivors in this tautly written account from a day of sudden terror.

Ground Zero

Ground Zero Book
Author : William Tahil
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"On the 11th September 2001 at 09:59 and 10:28 EDT, two enormous explosions pulverised to dust the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. The 400 metre high towers disintegrated in a volcanic eruption of dust and rubble ... In the aftermath of the collapse, a team of US Geological Survey scientists collected samples of dust from 35 locations in Lower Manhattan where it came to rest from the enormous pyroclastic dust cloud that enveloped the city. In the dust, they found high levels of chemical elements that had no business being there. Extremely rare and toxic elements. Elements such as Barium, Strontium, Thorium, Cerium, Lanthanum, Yttrium. Even some elements that only exist in radioactive form. These elements are forensic evidence of the event that caused the disintegration of the towers. They form a distinctive hallmark and signature of a certain well known chemical process. Nuclear fission."--Page i.

World Trade Center Twin Towers Greenwich Village Drawing Writing Journal

World Trade Center Twin Towers Greenwich Village Drawing Writing Journal Book
Author : Sir Michael Huhn
Publisher : Blurb
Release : 2019-10-02
ISBN : 9780464380115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Greenwich Village Twin towers drawing Writing Journal. a homage to the artist Native New York City. in. memory of the many brave heroes and families sure to be your go to Nostalgic writing journal

Escape from the Twin Towers

Escape from the Twin Towers Book
Author : Kate Messner
Publisher : Ranger in Time
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9781338537956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ranger the time-travelling Golden retriever was trained for search-and-rescue and even though he did not pass the tests he has used his training on his many trips to help people caught up in disasters; now he has arrived at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001 just as the first plane hits, and he must rescue fifth-graders Risha and Max who are trapped in the wreckage, guide them to safety, and hopefully reunite them with Risha's mother who works on the ninety-first floor.