World Trade Center: The Challenge of the Future : With its instantly recognizable twin towers of steel, the World Trade Center was an international architectural icon. Initiated in 1960 by David and Nelson Rockefeller, completed in 1977, and tragically destroyed in 2001, it had a short life span, but its impact on the world was indelible. From its inception to its ascendancy to its intended place in world commerce, "The World Trade Center" chronicles the history of the Twin Towers through an insightful text and magnificent photographs. Over the years, it emerged as an important world landmark and a thriving commercial hub, complete with a complex network of shops, businesses, and its own zip code. The final chapter of the book is devoted to reconstruction of the site, with a detailed look at the various components of the plan to rebuild Ground Zero after the attacks of September 11, 2001. While looking forward, this volume also insures that we never forget.
|Arquitectura||Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings|
|History & Geography||United States|