Have you ever seen a building so spectacular it just brings a tear to your eye? Well I certainly have! The World Trade Center is that building. The World Trade Center was first constructed in 1970 and 1971. The north tower was finished in 1970 and the south tower was finished in 1971. The architect who designed and built the World Trade Center was Minoru Yamasaki. Minoru Yamasaki had constructed many other great buildings such as; the 1951 building called the Lambert-St. Louis Municipal Air Terminal, a concrete groin-vault construction. In his 1954 design for the United States consulate general in Kobe, Japan. Yamasaki adapted elements of the Japanese aesthetics. He is one of the most well-known architects out there today. The first tower was 1362 feet tall and the other tower was 1368 feet tall. These are only a few reason why The World Trade Center is one of the best buildings ever constructed!
There have been two terrorists’ attacks on The World Trade Center. One, which happened in 1993 when terrorists put bombs in the parking garage and was expecting them to blow up and collapse the buildings. It did not collapse the building but it did kill 6 people and injured more than 1000 people. Then a major attack, which happened in 2001. The 2001 terrorist attack was very devastating and tragic. It happened one September 11, 2001. Four planes had been hi-jacked from different areas of the United States by fundamentalists. Two of the planes had crashed into each tower of The World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the other, into The White House which had never happened due to brave people on the plane. The tower came smashing down soon after the impacts. 2167 people had died in the 9/11 terrorist attack. Many people were sad for multiple years because of losing loved ones. The architect, Minoru Yamasaki, had thought of the idea before it was released to the public. The earliest design of The World Trade Center was said... [continues]
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