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Twin Towers : the Life of New York City's World Trade Center, Updated ((Rev)02 Edition)

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This is a unique history that covers the complete life of the Twin Towers: the sky-high hopes during their planning and construction, the years during which they stood at the pinnacle of the Manhattan skyline, their symbolic meaning to the city, the nation, and the world-and, in a new chapter written for this edition, their heartbreaking demise on September 11, 2001.

The New York Times bestseller -now with photographs and a new updated chapter.

"Well-researched...gives us a sense of the historical richness and complexity of what we have lost." (New York Times)

"Brilliant." (Larry King )

"[A] thread to grasp as we unravel the meaning of the World Trade Center in history, and in myth." (Boston Herald)

"An absorbing account incorporating personal interviews and observation, exuding enthusiasm and empathy." (Library Journal )

"Offers a fascinating section on the engineering challenges faced by [architect] Yamasaki and the Port Authority project managers." (The Wall Street Journal)

Synopsis:

Now with more photos and a new updated chapter, this unique history covers the complete life of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers: from the sky-high hopes during planning and construction to their symbolic meaning to Manhattan and New York to their heartbreaking demise on September 11, 2001.

About the Author

Angus Kress Gillespie, a graduate of Yale and a Fulbright Scholar, is a professor of American studies at Rutgers University. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, "Good Morning America," and "Larry King Live" and is also the co-author of Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451206848
Subtitle:
The Life of New York City's Trade Center
Author:
Gillespie, Angus Kress
Publisher:
NAL Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Skyscrapers
Subject:
New York
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
General Architecture
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-328
Publication Date:
20020801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.96x6.24x.72 in. .82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Now with more photos and a new updated chapter, this unique history covers the complete life of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers: from the sky-high hopes during planning and construction to their symbolic meaning to Manhattan and New York to their heartbreaking demise on September 11, 2001.
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