By Dillion Loope
The Twin Towers, a huge monument for not just the United States, but the world was destroyed on September 11, 2001. As we all know, that day was a very sad day, but what were the twin towers like before they were destroyed?
The towers stood over 1360 feet tall, which is also over 100 feet taller than the Empire State Building. When construction was finally finished in 1973, the twin towers were the tallest buildings ever built; however, in 1974 the Sears Tower surpassed that record.
The Towers Goal:
The tower’s purpose was to make “World peace through trade”. Winthrop W. Aldrich introduced this idea but later scrapped it. Later on, this idea was reintroduced by David Rockefeller, the grandson of the Standard Oil founder John D. Rockfeller and the nephew of Aldrich, making the thought of the Twin Towers possible once again.
There were many businesses occupying the World Trade Center, many of which were insurance companies and banks, But even more so, many people from outside of New York worked within the Twin Towers.
Before The Fall:
Believe it or not this isnt the first terrorism incident inside the twin towers. There was a bombing incident that had killed 6 people and injured more than 1,000 people. This is thought to be the spark of 9/11.