What Were the Twin Towers

What Were the Twin Towers


  • Release: 2016-05-10
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 9780451532770
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Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers—also known as the World Trade Center—and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers—from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.

The 9 11 Commission Report  Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States  Authorized Edition

The 9 11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Authorized Edition


  • Release: 2011-05-16
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 592 page
  • ISBN: 9780393342154
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Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil. In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. This volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.

The Twin Towers in Film

The Twin Towers in Film


  • Release: 2020-01-31
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 303 page
  • ISBN: 9781476638416
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For thirty years, the twin towers of the World Trade Center soared above the New York City skyline, eventually becoming one of the most conspicuous symbolic structures in the world. They appeared in hundreds of films, from Godspell and Death Wish to Trading Places, Ghostbusters and The Usual Suspects. The politicians, architects and engineers who developed the towers sought to imbue them with a powerful visual presence. The resulting buildings provided filmmakers with imposing set pieces capable of conveying a range of moods and associations, from the sublime and triumphal to the sinister and paranoid. While they stood, they captured the imagination of the world with their enigmatic symbolism. In their dramatic destruction, they became icons of a history that is still being written. Here viewed in the context of popular cinema, the twin towers are emblematic of how architecture, film and narrative interact to express cultural aspirations and anxieties.

Twin Towers Remembered

Twin Towers Remembered


  • Release: 2001-12
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 80 page
  • ISBN: 1568983514
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Presents a collection of photographs of the World Trade Center taken over thirty years, featuring views of the skyline from throughout the region, closer looks at the buildings at different times, and shots of the tragedy.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers


  • Release: 2007-04-17
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 36 page
  • ISBN: 9781429939959
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In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal, the winner of the 2004 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books, and the winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.

Escape from the Twin Towers  Ranger in Time  11

Escape from the Twin Towers Ranger in Time 11


  • Release: 2020-02-04
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9781338538137
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Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, travels to New York City on the morning of the 9/11 attacks.

The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World

The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World


  • Release: 2019-09-10
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9781683356936
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The remarkable story of a restaurant on top of the world—built by a legend, destroyed in tragedy—and an era in New York City it helped to frame In the 1970s, New York City was plagued by crime, filth, and an ineffective government. The city was falling apart, and even the newly constructed World Trade Center threatened to be a fiasco. But in April 1976, a quarter-mile up on the 107th floor of the North Tower, a new restaurant called Windows on the World opened its doors—a glittering sign that New York wasn’t done just yet. In The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World, journalist Tom Roston tells the complete history of this incredible restaurant, from its stunning $14-million opening to 9/11 and its tragic end. There are stories of the people behind it, such as Joe Baum, the celebrated restaurateur, who was said to be the only man who could outspend an unlimited budget; the well-tipped waiters; and the cavalcade of famous guests, as well as everyday people celebrating the key moments in their lives. Roston also charts the changes in American food, from baroque and theatrical to locally sourced and organic. Built on nearly 150 original interviews, The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World is the story of New York City’s restaurant culture and the quintessential American drive to succeed.

Debunking 9 11 Myths

Debunking 9 11 Myths


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 170 page
  • ISBN: 158816635X
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Analyzes and refutes twenty of the most predominant theories involving the United States government's role in perpetrating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.