The following will
remain forever on New Yorkled. It has not been changed since September
11, 2001 and it will neither be changed nor removed from this page.
New Yorkled has gotten complaints from people and requests to remove
this and other parts of the WTC pages. Sorry, but the idea is to
keep the memory alive. To remind people of what once stood in lower
Manhattan and the terror and destruction that hate brings to the
world. Let us never forget!
Built from 1970-1975, there are 7 buildings that make up the
World Trade Center. The North and South Towers (1 & 2 World
Trade Center) are those huge monoliths that you see from almost
any distance in the downtown area of Manhattan. Each has a height
of 110 floors. Actually, you can see them from as far as the northern
part of the Bronx, the eastern most part of Queens and from certain
points in lower Brooklyn.
Additional information for
the WTC Complex, its heights & elevators
Both 1 & 2 WTC: 97 passenger & 6 freight - 110 floors each
/ Built 1970 & 1972
4 WTC: 12 passenger, 1 freight - 9 floors / Built 1977
5 WTC: 9 passenger - 9 floors / Built 1972
6 WTC: 8 passenger, 4 freight - 8 floors / Built 1975
Atop the North Tower is the 360 foot antenna which had been the
tallest in the world, that is, until the Chicago Sears Tower's antenna
had been extended an additional 22 feet in 2000. It beat out the
WTC tower by a foot. The WTC antenna serves a number of television
and radio stations here in the City.
Beneath this all is the Austin J. Tobin Plaza which recently went
through a $12 million redevelopment....and boy!...'tell ya'....what
a difference from the way it all looked years ago.
In constructing the WTC, over 1.2 million cubic yards of land were
removed and later placed in the Hudson River for the sake of building
Battery Park City.
There are over 40,000 workers in the WTC with well over 239 elevators
to serve them and others. Of these, the quickest being the Express
Elevators can travel at speeds of 27 feet per second. The sky lobby
express elevators are capable of carrying 55 people, a 10,000 pound
capacity. I used to work on the 44th floor of 2 WTC and will never
forget those elevators. 'Just try being in one when you've got a
cold.....'you'll be deaf for at least 10 minutes!
The following of course is not available
anymore but is preserved as a matter of historical sake.
If you're in the area then definitely visit the Top
of the World Trade Center Observatories which are open year
'round....'it's quite a sight!. Just be sure to have your camera
This is one of the six sights available through City
Pass. (click to get info from this site)