Friday, September 11, 2015

New And Old World Trade Center Complex Paper Models - by Tim
via Skyscraper City

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The Original World Trade Center...
The original World Trade Center was a complex with seven buildings featuring landmark twin towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. The complex opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with five new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks. As of November 2011, only one skyscraper has been completed, with four more expected to be completed before 2020. One World Trade Center will be the lead building for the new complex and is expected to be finished by 2013. A sixth tower is still awaiting confirmation to be built. At the time of their completion, the original 1 and 2 World Trade Center, known colloquially as the Twin Towers, were the tallest buildings in the world. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda-affiliated hijackers flew two 767 jets into the complex, one into each tower, in a coordinated terrorist attack. After burning for 56 minutes, the South Tower collapsed, followed a half-hour later by the North Tower, with the attacks on the World Trade Center resulting in 2,753 deaths. 7 World Trade Center collapsed later in the day and the other buildings, although they did not collapse, had to be demolished because they were damaged beyond repair. The process of cleanup and recovery at the World Trade Center site took eight months. The first new building at the site was 7 World Trade Center, which opened in May 2006. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), established in November 2001 to oversee the rebuilding process, organized competitions to select a site plan and memorial design. Memory Foundations, designed by Daniel Libeskind, was selected as the master plan, which included the 1,776-foot (541 m) One World Trade Center, three office towers along Church Street and a memorial designed by Michael Arad. - Wikipedia- This post was published originally in December, 30, 2011.


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...and The New Complex
O World Trade Center foi um complexo de sete edifícios, mais conhecido pelas suas torres gêmeas, construídos em Lower Manhattan, na cidade de Nova York. O complexo abriu em 4 de Abril de 1973 e foi destruído em 2001, durante os ataques de 11 de Setembro. À época, foram considerados os edifícios mais altos do mundo, superando o Empire State Building. Atualmente, o terreno abriga o Museu e Memorial Nacional do 11 de setembro e outros cinco novos arranha-céus estão sendo construídos. O complexo foi projetado no início da década de 1960 por Minoru Yamasaki em parceria com as empresas Associates of Troy, do estado de Michigan, e Emery Roth and Sons de Nova York. Na manhã de 11 de Setembro de 2001, terroristas ligados ao grupo al-Qaeda jogaram dois Boeing 767 dentro do complexo, num ataque suicida coordenado. 57 minutos após o impacto, a Torre Sul entrou em colapso e ruiu, seguida 29 minutos depois pela Torre Norte, resultando em 2.750 mortes no World Trade Center. O 7 World Trade Center ruiu perto das 17 horas do mesmo dia e os outros edifícios do complexo foram demolidos por estarem muito danificados. O processo de limpeza e recuperação do terreno do World Trade Center durou oito meses. O primeiro edifício do novo complexo, o 7 World Trade Center, foi aberto em Maio de 2006. A Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), criada em Novembro de 2001 para supervisionar o processo de reconstrução, organizou competições para escolher o melhor projeto. O projeto de Daniel Libeskind, chamado Memory Foundations foi o escolhido, que incluía a Freedom Tower, com 417 metros, além de três edifícios de escritórios ao longo da Rua Church e um memorial projetado por Michael Arad. - Wikipedia - Este post foi originalmente publicado em 30 de Dezembro de 2011.


Link: New.And.Old.World.Trade.Center.Complex.by.Tim.via.Skyscraper City


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