01 February, 2009

World Trade Center Postcard

The postcard shows the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York. It also shows the Brooklyn Bridge and other skyscrapers in the area.

The World Trade Center Towers were the world's tallest buildings from 1972 to 1973. The original World Trade Center was designed by Minoru Yamasaki in the early 1960s using a tube-frame structural design for the twin 110-story towers. The World Trade Center (WTC) complex were destroyed in 2001 in the September 11th terrorist attacks.

World Trade Center Postcard
(PH Wish from Erin O'Brien of NJ)

The North Tower (Tower 1) of the World Trade Center opened in 1972 at a height of 417 m (1,368 ft), distinguishable from the South Tower (Tower 2) by the 360-foot-tall telecommunications antenna or mast on its roof. On the 106th and 107th floors of this building was a well-known restaurant called Windows on the World.

The South Tower (Tower 2) of the World Trade Center opened in 1973 at a height of 415 meters (1,362 ft). On the 107th floor of this building was a popular tourist attraction called Top of the World Trade Center Observatories.

SOURCES:
World Trade Center Wikipedia Entry
North Tower Wikipedia Entry
South Tower Wikipedia Entry

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