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World Trade Center: The Giants Who Defied the Skyby Peter Skinner
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On September 11, 2001, before the eyes of a horrified, unbelieving world, the Twin Towers and thousands of innocent lives passed into history. The unimaginable had become reality. World Trade Center is a memorial to the Twin Towers, capturing not only their dramatic iconic image but also their brief, brilliant history.
Born of a dream, the Twin Towers rose as a triumph of engineering to become an unrivalled center for business, finance and trade. Representing New York's creative energy and confidence, the towers became the city's most powerful visual symbol.
Their story, and the vibrant, exciting city-within-a-city they created, is unmatched in world history.
World Trade Center was written by Peter Skinner, for more than thirty years a resident of New York City. The introduction was contributed by Mike Wallace, an acclaimed chronicler of New York City and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898.
World Trade Center features numerous illustrations, dramatically capturing the Twin Towers, for twenty-five years a symbol of peace and progress
Book News Annotation:
A souvenir book—photos of the September 11 disaster assembled from various sources, captioned by New York based writer Skinner, and published in a long narrow format (8.14<">) reminiscent of the shape of the towers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
-- A portrait of what the World Trade Center was and what it stood for, for the people of New York and the world in general.
-- Final section of the book is dedicated to the events of September 11th capturing a day in words and photographs that no one will ever forget.
-- A wealth of high impact photographic materials illustrates the various stages in building these giants of the Big Apple, with an analysis of what went inside of them, the business that was done, and the people involved in the bustling, unstoppable activities of this pulsating heart of the economic — and not only — capital of our planet.
-- Includes more than 400 full-color photographs and one gatefold of the enormous sky scrappers.
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