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World Trade Center (Twin Towers) --On September 20, 1962, the Port Authority announced the selection of Minoru Yamasaki as lead architect and Emery Roth & Sons as associate architects.[18] Yamasaki devised the plan to incorporate twin towers; Yamasaki's original plan called for the towers to be 80 stories tall.[19] To meet the Port Authority's requirement for 10,000,000 square feet (930,000 m2)) of office space, the buildings would each have to be 110 stories tall.[20]

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vintage everyday: Amazing Pictures of Grim and Gritty New York City in the 1970s

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One World Observatory opens May 29. Views from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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World Trade Center Observatory Ticket

World Trade Center, 1970-2001: World Trade Center Observatory Ticket

Get Free Tickets to the One World Trade Center Observatory Right Now

In the old days (say, if you wanted to check out the views from the top of the World Trade Center, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey charged you eight bucks for the ear-popping elevator ride to the observation deck.

Remembering the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing 20 years ago today. | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

New Photos Of One World Trade Center, Former Freedom Tower, Manhattan, New York City © The Durst Organization/Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Click the picture for more!

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