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Remembering the Twin Towers

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Now that more than a decade has passed since the 9/11 disaster and a new World Trade Center occupies the site, we can reflect back on the original complex— cities-within-a-city that housed 50,000 employees, welcomed 80,000 to 100,000 visitors every day, and were briefly the tallest buildings in the world.  Based on the book Classics of American Architecture: The World Trade Center, this lecture reviews the story of the WTC’s creation, post-World War II downtown redevelopment, the origins of the Trade Center concept, the search for an architect, the evolution of the design, the urge to build the world’s tallest buildings, the engineering feats required for the towers’ construction, and the response from the critics.  Harken back to a more innocent time, when the twin towers stood as a symbol not only of hubris, wealth, and power, but also of the conviction that in New York, Americans could do anything to which they set their minds.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Scarsdale High School

Anthony Robins 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/4/2018 - 10/4/2018 Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Scarsdale, Scarsdale High School  Map Anthony Robins