WTC Dossier

VIVA2: Construction Photographs of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center

The Visual Index to the Virtual Archive 2 is an interactive interface providing access to The Skyscraper Museum's unique collection of more than 1,000 photographs of the construction of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center towers.

GIANTS: The Twin Towers & the Twentieth Century

SEPTEMBER 2006 - APRIL 2007
This exhibit commemorated the original World Trade Center, viewing its creation in the context of the technological ambitions of the 1960s and the hundred-year evolution of New York's skyline. The exhibition featured architectural and engineering models, construction photographs and films, drawings and other documents addressing the planning and design on the complex. The multimedia installation included video and audio clips, as well as interactive touch-screens that allowed visitors to view hundreds of construction photographs in the Museum's collection and to see and hear interviews of key figures in the Trade Center's design and development.

EXHIBITION OF THE ORIGINAL WORLD TRADE CENTER MODEL

2004 - JUNE 2006 Just six blocks south of Ground Zero, The Skyscraper Museum opened an exhibition on the World Trade Center that featured the original model created for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey by the architect Minoru Yamasaki.

THE VIEWING WALL AT GROUND ZERO

SEPTEMBER 2002 - SEPTEMBER 2003
The Skyscraper Museum commemorated the anniversary of 9/11 on September 10, 2002 by erecting a Viewing Wall at Ground Zero. This would be the first of two walls. The second wall was completed in September 2003. The design of each wall consisted of a screen-like grid of galvanized steel that allowed visitors to see into the Trade Center site, as well as carry a series of large fiberglass panels that featured information on the buildings and rebuildings of lower Manhattan. Special alcoves of recessed bays contained panels with all the names of the victims of September 11, 2001.

WTC: MONUMENT

FEBRUARY 2002 - MAY 2002
The following site is a tribute to the Twin Towers, examining the history of the complex in its conception, design, and construction from the 1960s through the mid-1970s -- and their destruction on the morning of 9/11.

WEB WALK

The Downtown New York Web Walk offers four interactive virtual walking tours through Lower Manhattan's skyscraper canyons, including the site of the World Trade Center and its surroundings. In addition, four downloadable versions, featuring text and photographs in Adobe PDF format, are also available for touring on foot.

BIG BUILDINGS

OCTOBER 1999 - DECEMBER 1999
Through taking an unconventional look at high-rise size. The exhibition introduced Jumbo and Super Jumbo buildings, categories that describe size as measured by volume.

Big Buildings: The World Trade Center

Click here to view the World Trade Center entry from the Big Buildings exhibition.Read the rest

Tallest Towers

Click here to launch our interactive TallestTowers diagram.

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The Center of the World – New York: A Documentary Film

The eighth episode of filmmaker Ric Burns' award-winning series New York: A Documentary Film examines the rise and fall of the World Trade Center -- from its conception in the post-World War II economic boom, through its controversial construction in the 1960s and 1970s, to its tragic demise in the fall of 2001 and extraordinary response of the city in its aftermath.

World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition

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Imagine New York

Click here for the World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition Website: http://www.imaginenewyork.org/index.htmlRead the rest

Architectural Record’s WTC News

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New York New Visions

Click here for A Coalition for the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan: http://nynv.aiga.org/Read the rest

Skyscrapers.com World Trade Center Special Coverage

Click here to be directed to the World Trade Center Special Coverage site: http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/wt/Read the rest