World Trade Center – Cool Facts and Figures

On the skyline of New York city, World Trade Center was amongst the most remarkable buildings. Upon completion of 1 World Trade Center and 2World Trade Center (The Twin Towers), they were the tallest buildings in the world. Many people do not know that the World Trade Center was the collection of 7 buildings.

World Trade Center

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Although the world trade center was famous for its Twin Towers but there are more amazing and coolest facts that are to be shared in this post.

Facts and figures:

Name: World Trade Center (Also known as WTC and Twin Towers)

Location: New York City, United States

Date of Opening: 4th April, 1973

Date of Destruction: 11th September, 2001

Total Buildings: 7

10 coolest facts about World Trade Center:

1- The World Trade center was designed by Minoru Yamasaki and Emery Roth & Sons.

2- The Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1973 to 1975.

3- The buildings had their own zip code i.e 10048 assigned by the United States Postal Services. After two years of the destruction, about 3600 letters were being received there on a daily basis.

4- A huge amount of steel was used in the construction of the WTC. Using this steel, a 68 miles road or 3 Brooklyn Bridges can be constructed.

5- More than 500 recognized companies had their offices in the buildings.

6- The North Tower and the South Tower could be seen from 20 miles.

7- The architects initially planned 2 80-story buildings but later they decided to erect a 110-story building.

8- Daily, 200,000 people used to visit the World Trade Center while there were about 50,000 workers who used to work there.

9- WTC claimed lives of different workers during its construction, all of them were died in different accidents.

10- The buildings which took several years to build just took about an hour to collapse on an unlucky day when the Twin Towers were hit by 2 planes during terrorist attacks on 11th September, 2001.

Currently, the new World Trade center is under-construction which includes 6 towers and a museum in it and will be completed by 2015.

2 Responses to World Trade Center – Cool Facts and Figures
  1. Mihai
    September 5, 2012 | 8:02 pm

    Date of Destruction: 11th September, 2011

    10- The buildings which took several years to build just took about an hour to collapse on an unlucky day when the Twin Towers were hit by 2 planes during terrorist attacks on 11th September, 2011.

    the date is 11th September 2001 !!! 2001.

    nice post. thanks

  2. John Kovacs
    September 8, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    A few problems this fact sheet fails to address are: a) how is it even remotely possible to bring down two 110 story buildings (68 miles of steel) in free fall speeds of less than 10 seconds? b) how was it also, possible for WTC Building 7 to also collapse in free fall speed several hours later that afternoon on Sept 7, 2001, when it was not hit by anything? The answer is neither of these are possible unless it was done via controlled demolitions — in other words, an inside job took place involving a grand conspiracy to cover up the truth. Do your own thinking and research this on line, the official story fed to the world is bunk. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld are all treasonous war criminals. Wake up America!

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