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.
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.