@Regranned from @thewtctwintowers - The #twintowers of the #worldtradecenter were more than just buildings. They were proof of New York's belief in itself. Built at a time when New York's future seemed uncertain, the towers restored confidence and helped bring a halt to the decline of lower Manhattan. Brash, glitzy, and grand, they quickly became symbols of New York. #twintowersnyc #worldtradecentertwintowers #oneworldtradecenter #twoworldtradecenter #wtc#wtctowers #wtc #wtc1 #wtc2 #newyork #newyorkskyline #newyorkskyscrapers #downtownmanhattan #skyscrapers #oldwtc #oldwtcantenna #regrann
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The #twintowers were both 110 floors high, with the North Tower actually six feet taller than the South. The buildings were made up of 200,000 tons of steel, weighed 1.5 million tons, used 250,000 gallons of paint, had 43,600 windows, 239 lifts, 71 escalators and had 2,000 parking spaces. #twintowersnyc #worldtradecenter #worldtradecentertwintowers #oneworldtradecenter #twoworldtradecenter #wtc #wtc2 #wtctwintowers #wtc1 #downtownmanhattan #skyscrapers #newyork #newyorkskyline #newyorkskyscrapers #nyc #manhattan
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The #twintowers of the #worldtradecenter were more than just buildings. They were proof of New York's belief in itself. Built at a time when New York's future seemed uncertain, the towers restored confidence and helped bring a halt to the decline of lower Manhattan. Brash, glitzy, and grand, they quickly became symbols of New York. #twintowersnyc #worldtradecentertwintowers #oneworldtradecenter #twoworldtradecenter #wtc#wtctowers #wtc #wtc1 #wtc2 #newyork #newyorkskyline #newyorkskyscrapers #downtownmanhattan #skyscrapers #oldwtc #oldwtcantenna
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There were 43,600 windows in the Twin Towers with over 600,000 square feet of glass window area cleaned by automatic window washing machines traveling on stainless steel tracks. #worldtradecenter #worldtradecentertwintowers #wtc #wtc1 #wtc2 #wtctwintowers #twintowers #twintowersnyc #oneworldtradecenter #twoworldtradecenter #oldwtc #oldwtcantenna #downtownmanhattan #skyscrapers #newyork #newyorkskyline #newyorkskyscrapers
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I truly loved the #wor#worldtradecentertowers. They were just majestic engineering marvels. The more I study about this for this account, and read the stories of those that worked there, visited, and died there, the more I think we too easily forget just what they symbolized for our nation. May we #neverforget911 and always remember those that died that horrible day. #twintowers #twintowersnyc #worldtradecenter #wtc #wtc1 #wtc2 #wtctwintowers #downtownmanhattan #skyscrapers #new#newyorkskyscrapers #newyorkskyline #newyork #oldwtc #oldwtcantenna
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Evan Kuz took this photo of #downtownmanhattan and the #twintowers on the afternoon of September 10, 2001, and says he made a fateful decision to go for a run before visiting the World Trade Centre the next morning. #wtc#wtctowers #twintowersnyc #twoworldtradecenter #oneworldtradecenter #worldtradecenter #worldtradecentertwintowers #wtc #wtc1 #wtc2 #newyork #newyorkskyline #newyorkskyscrapers #oldwtc #oldwtcantenna
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The "Tribute in Light" is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed six blocks (since 2005) south of the World Trade Center to create two vertical columns of light to represent the former Twin Towers in remembrance of 9/11. It's produced by the Municipal Art Society of New York. The Tribute in Light was first installed from March 11 to April 14, 2002 and again in 2003 for the second anniversary of the attacks. As of 2016, it has been repeated every year on September 11. Two days after the attacks, the concept was introduced by John Englhart with the crisis commmunications task force at the electric utility of Con Edison, as a signal of support for community. Artists Julian LaVerdiere & Paul Myoda, who before 9/11 were working on the 91st floor of the North Tower on a proposed light sculpture on the buildings' prominent television antenna, conceived of a project called "Phantom Towers". They were commissioned by the New York Times Magazine to create an image for its September 23 cover. After some consideration, it was decided to contact lighting experts in the field of high intensity light displays. A Las Vegas-based company was chosen for their vast knowledge of high intensitiy light displays. They tested the lighting fixtures before they were brought to Ground Zero. The project was originally planned to be named "Towers of Light", but victims' families felt that this name emphasized the destroyed buildings instead of the killed people. On clear nights, the lights can be seen from over 60 miles (97 km) away, visible in all of New York City... Pic 2: Spectators looking at the lights in 2004/ Pic 3: The lights as seen from Brooklyn Heights last week for the 16th Anniversary #wtc #oldwtc #wtctwintowers #northtower #southtower #worldtradecenter #wtc1 #wtc2 #twi#twintowers/a> #twintowers #oneworldtradecenter #911memorial #wtccomplex #architecture #tri#tributeinlights #tributeinlight #lightinstallation #art #brooklynbridge #brooklynheightspromenade #lowermanhattan #manhattan #new#newyorkskyline #nylandmarks #bigapple #newyork #neverforget911 #september11 #honor911
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Australian David Officer took this photo from the @empirestatebldg on September 10, 2001, and was planning to visit the World Trade Center with his family the next day. #worldtradecenter #worldtradecentertwintowers #wtc #wtc1 #wtc2 #wtctwintowers #twintowers #twintowersnyc #oneworldtradecenter #twoworldtradecenter #newyork #newyorkskyline #newyorkskyscrapers #oldwtc #oldwtcantenna
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Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!@Regrann from @thewtctwintowers - I have always felt that the #twintowers represented #American greatness. They stood as shining examples of our genius, ability, and hope as a people. Think about it. People from all over the world streamed to #new#newyork just to see them. Until we as a people can all be captured by the greatness inside us we will continue to struggle and be divided. #wtc #wtc1 #wtc2 #wtc#wtctwintowers #skyscrapers #downtownmanhattan #wtctwintowers #twintowersnyc #worldtradecenter #worldtradecentertwintowers #oldwtc #oldwtcantenna #newyork #newyorkskyline #newyorkskyscrapers - #regrann
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