By the time the contingent of Port Authority officers arrives at the World Trade Center, both Towers had been hit by jetliners and are burning. McLoughlin asks for and gets four volunteers from an assembled group of officers to follow him into the buildings to rescue survivors. The scene is already one of unprecedented horror. The crash of Flight 11 into the 95th floor of the North Tower has trapped all the people above the 92nd floor. As the floors above the crash zone fill with smoke, people began to jump: better to live for 10 seconds in fresh air than suffer a slow and agonizing death from toxic smoke inhalation.

The terrifying spectacles that McLoughlin's team witness as they prepare to rescue survivors could not have begun to prepare them for what happens next. As they assemble their gear, they hear a terrible rumble. The South Tower had started to explode from the top down.

The South Tower is struck at around the 80th floor at 9:03, 18 minutes after the North Tower, but it comes down at 9:59, 29 minutes before the North Tower. The fires are less severe and diminishing in the South Tower, the steel columns in its crash zone are about twice as thick as those in the North Tower's crash zone, and its core suffers much less damage than the North Tower's. Yet it stands for only 56 minutes compared to the North Tower's 102.

The World Trade Center experienced a fire on February 13 , 1975, [7] a bombing on February 26 , 1993, [8] and a bank robbery on January 14 , 1998. [9] In 1998, the Port Authority decided to privatize the World Trade Center, leasing the buildings to a private company to manage, and awarded the lease to Silverstein Properties in July 2001 . [10]

The World Trade Center complex was rebuilt over more than a decade. The site is being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers, while a memorial to those killed in the attacks and a new rapid transit hub have both opened. One World Trade Center , the tallest building in the United States, is the lead building for the new complex, reaching more than 100 stories [14] on completion in November 2014. [15]

Later, the area became Radio Row . New York City's Radio Row, which existed from 1921 to 1966, was a warehouse district on the Lower West Side in the Financial District . Harry Schneck opened City Radio on Cortlandt Street in 1921, and eventually the area held several blocks of electronics stores, with Cortlandt Street as its central axis. The used radios, war surplus electronics (e.g., ARC-5 radios), junk, and parts often piled so high they would spill out onto the street, attracting collectors and scroungers. According to a business writer, it also was the origin of the electronic component distribution business. [17]

The twin towers of the World Trade Center 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.

The World Trade Center was conceived in the early 1960s by the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Development Association to revitalize the seedy radio row dominated by electronic stores. Chase Manhattan Bank chairman David Rockefeller, founder of the development association, and his brother, New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, pushed hard for the project, insisting it would benefit the entire city.

In 1962, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey began plans to build the center. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates of Michigan was hired as architect. Eventually, Yamasaki decided on two huge towers. Critics charged that a modern monolith would rob New York of character, ruin the skyline, disrupt television reception, and strain city services. However, the project was approved and construction began in 1966.

The new Liberty Park, across from 4 World Trade Center, opened on June 29th.  The one acre elevated park has over 50 planted trees and a 336 foot long, 25 foot high, green "living wall".

Dozens of cutting-edge, innovative companies have made the new WTC their home because of its location, ease of access, flexible open floor plates and out-of-this-world views.

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub is now open, providing direct in-building access to 11 subway lines and PATH trains. Never before has getting anywhere in New York been this simple.

By the time the contingent of Port Authority officers arrives at the World Trade Center, both Towers had been hit by jetliners and are burning. McLoughlin asks for and gets four volunteers from an assembled group of officers to follow him into the buildings to rescue survivors. The scene is already one of unprecedented horror. The crash of Flight 11 into the 95th floor of the North Tower has trapped all the people above the 92nd floor. As the floors above the crash zone fill with smoke, people began to jump: better to live for 10 seconds in fresh air than suffer a slow and agonizing death from toxic smoke inhalation.

The terrifying spectacles that McLoughlin's team witness as they prepare to rescue survivors could not have begun to prepare them for what happens next. As they assemble their gear, they hear a terrible rumble. The South Tower had started to explode from the top down.

The South Tower is struck at around the 80th floor at 9:03, 18 minutes after the North Tower, but it comes down at 9:59, 29 minutes before the North Tower. The fires are less severe and diminishing in the South Tower, the steel columns in its crash zone are about twice as thick as those in the North Tower's crash zone, and its core suffers much less damage than the North Tower's. Yet it stands for only 56 minutes compared to the North Tower's 102.

The World Trade Center experienced a fire on February 13 , 1975, [7] a bombing on February 26 , 1993, [8] and a bank robbery on January 14 , 1998. [9] In 1998, the Port Authority decided to privatize the World Trade Center, leasing the buildings to a private company to manage, and awarded the lease to Silverstein Properties in July 2001 . [10]

The World Trade Center complex was rebuilt over more than a decade. The site is being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers, while a memorial to those killed in the attacks and a new rapid transit hub have both opened. One World Trade Center , the tallest building in the United States, is the lead building for the new complex, reaching more than 100 stories [14] on completion in November 2014. [15]

Later, the area became Radio Row . New York City's Radio Row, which existed from 1921 to 1966, was a warehouse district on the Lower West Side in the Financial District . Harry Schneck opened City Radio on Cortlandt Street in 1921, and eventually the area held several blocks of electronics stores, with Cortlandt Street as its central axis. The used radios, war surplus electronics (e.g., ARC-5 radios), junk, and parts often piled so high they would spill out onto the street, attracting collectors and scroungers. According to a business writer, it also was the origin of the electronic component distribution business. [17]

The twin towers of the World Trade Center 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.

The World Trade Center was conceived in the early 1960s by the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Development Association to revitalize the seedy radio row dominated by electronic stores. Chase Manhattan Bank chairman David Rockefeller, founder of the development association, and his brother, New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, pushed hard for the project, insisting it would benefit the entire city.

In 1962, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey began plans to build the center. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates of Michigan was hired as architect. Eventually, Yamasaki decided on two huge towers. Critics charged that a modern monolith would rob New York of character, ruin the skyline, disrupt television reception, and strain city services. However, the project was approved and construction began in 1966.

By the time the contingent of Port Authority officers arrives at the World Trade Center, both Towers had been hit by jetliners and are burning. McLoughlin asks for and gets four volunteers from an assembled group of officers to follow him into the buildings to rescue survivors. The scene is already one of unprecedented horror. The crash of Flight 11 into the 95th floor of the North Tower has trapped all the people above the 92nd floor. As the floors above the crash zone fill with smoke, people began to jump: better to live for 10 seconds in fresh air than suffer a slow and agonizing death from toxic smoke inhalation.

The terrifying spectacles that McLoughlin's team witness as they prepare to rescue survivors could not have begun to prepare them for what happens next. As they assemble their gear, they hear a terrible rumble. The South Tower had started to explode from the top down.

The South Tower is struck at around the 80th floor at 9:03, 18 minutes after the North Tower, but it comes down at 9:59, 29 minutes before the North Tower. The fires are less severe and diminishing in the South Tower, the steel columns in its crash zone are about twice as thick as those in the North Tower's crash zone, and its core suffers much less damage than the North Tower's. Yet it stands for only 56 minutes compared to the North Tower's 102.

The World Trade Center experienced a fire on February 13 , 1975, [7] a bombing on February 26 , 1993, [8] and a bank robbery on January 14 , 1998. [9] In 1998, the Port Authority decided to privatize the World Trade Center, leasing the buildings to a private company to manage, and awarded the lease to Silverstein Properties in July 2001 . [10]

The World Trade Center complex was rebuilt over more than a decade. The site is being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers, while a memorial to those killed in the attacks and a new rapid transit hub have both opened. One World Trade Center , the tallest building in the United States, is the lead building for the new complex, reaching more than 100 stories [14] on completion in November 2014. [15]

Later, the area became Radio Row . New York City's Radio Row, which existed from 1921 to 1966, was a warehouse district on the Lower West Side in the Financial District . Harry Schneck opened City Radio on Cortlandt Street in 1921, and eventually the area held several blocks of electronics stores, with Cortlandt Street as its central axis. The used radios, war surplus electronics (e.g., ARC-5 radios), junk, and parts often piled so high they would spill out onto the street, attracting collectors and scroungers. According to a business writer, it also was the origin of the electronic component distribution business. [17]

By the time the contingent of Port Authority officers arrives at the World Trade Center, both Towers had been hit by jetliners and are burning. McLoughlin asks for and gets four volunteers from an assembled group of officers to follow him into the buildings to rescue survivors. The scene is already one of unprecedented horror. The crash of Flight 11 into the 95th floor of the North Tower has trapped all the people above the 92nd floor. As the floors above the crash zone fill with smoke, people began to jump: better to live for 10 seconds in fresh air than suffer a slow and agonizing death from toxic smoke inhalation.

The terrifying spectacles that McLoughlin's team witness as they prepare to rescue survivors could not have begun to prepare them for what happens next. As they assemble their gear, they hear a terrible rumble. The South Tower had started to explode from the top down.

The South Tower is struck at around the 80th floor at 9:03, 18 minutes after the North Tower, but it comes down at 9:59, 29 minutes before the North Tower. The fires are less severe and diminishing in the South Tower, the steel columns in its crash zone are about twice as thick as those in the North Tower's crash zone, and its core suffers much less damage than the North Tower's. Yet it stands for only 56 minutes compared to the North Tower's 102.

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