Each floor in the two old WTC towers was an acre in size Their exterior skeletons also helped vreate usable and rentable pillar-free floor space Each building had 110 floors and they both arose more than 1/4 of a mile into the sky These towers were very iconic to New York and were well known around the world But sadly, the iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center no longer exist due to the attack of 9/11 back in 2001, causing both towers to be gone in 2 hours. The foot prints of those two towers have been turned into reflecting memorial pools to remember those who died in the attacks of 2001 and 1993 The 1993 attack had happened on a cloudy day. At 12:18 P.M. and on 2/26/93 a truck bomb had blew up in the North Tower’s parking garage 6 people died and over 1,00 people were badly injured. The 2 attackers behind the 1993 attack had left New York in the evening, only to be arrested in 1997 and being in 240 years of solitary confinment. One of those attackers was Ramzi Yousef. 2 years after the 1993 attack, a 1993 World Trade Center bombing memorial was built in the WTC plaza to honor the six who died. The top of the South tower had an observation deck on the roof top and the 107th floor. Each tower had 8 mechanical floors. Floors 6,7,41,42,75,76,108, and 109 were all mechanical floors in each tower. The big dark stripes on the facade of each tower represented the mechanical floors. The North tower had a telecommunications antenna on top of it and that antenna was installed in 1978 just 4 years after completion. The World Trade Center buildings of 1,2,4,5, and 6 took 7 years to build. From 1966 to 1973. In 1987, the Solomon Brothers building, also known as 7 World Trade Center was completed and opened in May of that year Construction started in 1984 and ended in 1987. Building 7 was built over 2 Con Edison electrical substations, in which they were built there in 1978 in order to provide electricity and power to the World Trade Center Complex in lower Manhattan. The center core of all the old WTC buildings were made of Sheetrock. Sheetrock is also called drywall. Sheetrock was very easy to break, so the stairs and elevators were destroyed upon the point of impact when the planes crashed into those towers on 9/11 and had crumbled to the surface of the Earth. The two towers had tubed structures. That’s because architect Minoru Yamasaki wanted tentants to have wide open floor space. The spire atop the North Tower was 360 feet high and had made the building’s total height to 1,728 feet. On May 7, 2002, 7 W.T.C.’s reconstruction had started. It was the first building to rise out of Ground Zero, after 9/11. The new building has 52 floors and the concrete is 5 x stronger than the old building. 7 World Trade Center opened on May 23, 2006, making it the first of five skyscrapers to have been completed in the World Trade Center complex. 4 World Trade Center, the first building completed as part of the site’s master plan, opened on November 12, 2013. The National September 11 Museum opened on May 21, 2014, and the memorial opened on September 11, 2011. One World Trade Center was opened on November 3, 2014. The World Trade Center Transportation Hub opened to the public on March 4, 2016, and 3 World Trade Center opened on June 11, 2018. 2 World Trade Center’s full construction was placed on hold in 2009, with a new design announced in 2015. design in 2015. In the months following the attacks, architects and urban planning experts held meetings and forums to discuss ideas for rebuilding the site. Outgoing Mayor Giuliani advocated for a “soaring memorial” to be the only thing at the World Trade Center site during his final speech as mayor. Meanwhile, Larry Silverstein wanted to construct a new World Trade Center as soon as possible: the insurance documents for his lease on the old World Trade Center had not been finalized at the time of the attacks, so he could not receive insurance benefits from the attacks unless he rebuilt all the office space that had been destroyed. George Pataki, the then-Governor of New York, controlled the Port Authority alongside the Governor of New Jersey and so was entitled to make the final decision regarding the site. He wished to balance the desires of people like Giuliani, who did not want any future development on the site, with those of people like Silverstein, who wanted a new World Trade Center as soon as possible. In January 2002, New York City art dealer Max Protetch solicited 50 concepts and renderings from artists and architects, which were put on exhibit in his art gallery in Chelsea. With the World Trade Center site, numerous stakeholders were involved, including Silverstein and the Port Authority. In addition, the victims’ families, people in the surrounding neighborhoods, and others wanted input. In November 2001, Governor Pataki established the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) as an official commission to oversee the rebuilding process. In order to bypass the approval of the New York State Assembly, Pataki left out Sheldon Silver, the State Assemblyman for the area, from the decision-making process regarding the LMDC. The LMDC coordinated federal assistance in the rebuilding process, and was tasked with working with the Port Authority, Larry Silverstein, and whoever was selected as the site’s architects. The corporation also handled communication with the local community, businesses, the city of New York, and relatives of victims of the September 11 attacks. One WTC’s spire was installed from January 15 to May 10, 2013. The New One World Trade Center also known as the Freedom Tower has a symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The building is made up of 8 interlocking triangles. These subtitles are made by me and they were typed on YouTube. Learn more about the World Trade Center on any website that contains content about the World Trade Center. If you haven’t done so, please don’t forget to give this videoa thumbs up if you like it and please subscribe for more of my content and type down questions or comments if you have any. See ya folks. STENDERMAUN, signing out.