The History of the World Trade Center

Learn the whole story of the World Trade Center in words and pictures, in these History Channel presentations. – The history of World Trade Center including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features, and more. – Find out more about the history of the 9/11 attacks with videos, articles, pictures, and more. – A 1:50 minute clip of timelapse footage from The History Channel documentary Rebuilding the World Trade Center (with links to related content).

Did You Know…? The original twin WTC towers (below right) were 1,368 and 1,362 feet and 110 stories each. They were the tallest in the world from 1971 to 1973. The new One World Trade Center building (a.k.a. Freedom Tower, below left) has 104 floors and stands at 1,776 feet, making it the tallest building in the U.S. The 1,776 figure is symbolically important for the tower that was built on the site of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks.

WTC – Read more about the World Trade Center and its history.


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