The Original Yamasaki WTC Model

Yamasaki and his office
Tony Vaccaro
In an early installation at its newly inaugurated gallery, The Skyscraper Museum displayed the original model created from 1968-1971 for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey by the architect Minoru Yamasaki. The only surviving representation of the World Trade Center at this scale of 1:200, the Yamasaki model was on loan to The Skyscraper Museum from The Octagon, the Museum of the American Architectural Foundation in Washington, D.C.
A page from The Skyscraper Museum's legacy website contains the original record of the installation in the Battery Park City gallery.
Left: WTC Model Installation Team, as seen in The Skyscraper Museum's mirrored ceiling / Photo © Reynan Punzalan for The Skyscraper Museum Right: Yamasaki and WTC model, 1969-70. Photograph by Tony Vaccaro. Minoru Yamasaki, the architect of the World Trade Center, sits at the far right and poses with other members of Yamasaki and Associates in their office in Troy, Michigan.  Courtesy of the photographer Tony Vaccaro