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The Twin Towers During the 1970s Through Fascinating Photos

 

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks.

The Twin Towers in the 1970s

At the time of their completion, the Twin Towers—the original 1 World Trade Center, at 1,368 feet (417 m); and 2 World Trade Center, at 1,362 feet (415.1 m)—were the tallest buildings in the world. Other buildings in the complex included the Marriott World Trade Center (3 WTC), 4 WTC, 5 WTC, 6 WTC, and 7 WTC. The complex contained 13,400,000 square feet (1,240,000 m2) of office space.

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During its existence, the World Trade Center was an icon of New York City. It had a major role in popular culture and according to one estimate was depicted in 472 films.

Take a look at these fascinating color photos from World Trade Center Photo Archives (Official) to see beautiful scenes of the Twin Towers during the 1970s.

World Trade Center under construction, 1970
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Aerial view from lower West Side with new World Trade Center’s Twin Towers (fore) against background of Manhattan, 1971
The World Trade Center, 1971
The World Trade Center, 1971
The WTC going up, 1971
New York night life, 1972
WTC during sunset back in 1972
A view of lower Manhattan, New York City seen from a ferry, 1973
Aerial view of the World Trade Center, 1973
Empire overshadowed, 1973
Garbage day, 1973
Nearing completion, 1973
The World Trade Center, 1973
The World Trade Center, 1973
The World Trade Center, 1973
Towers of the World Trade Center, 1973
Trash and Twins, 1973
World Trade Center’s Twin Towers seen from the harbor at night, 1973
Yesterday’s night, 1973
Golden Towers, 1974
Good morning New York, 1974
New York’s golden skyline, 1974
Rockefeller view, 1974
Aerial view of Lower Manhattan, 1975
Lower Manhattan, 1975
Washington Square Twins, 1975
Aerial view of the World Trade Center towers and surrounding buildings of lower Manhattan, 1976
Bicentennial, 1976
New York’s nightlight, 1976
World Trade Center aerial, 1976
World Trade Center Bicentennial, 1976
World Trade Center, 1976
World Trade Center, 1976
World Trade Center, 1976
World Trade Center, 1976
Blackout, 1977
Lovely day for a sail, 1978
New York City view from Jersey City, 1978
WTC, 4th of July 1978 from Exchange Pl. Jersey City, 1978
Antenna view from 1,728 feet above New York, 1979
Twins of New York, 1979

World Trade Center, 1979

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