The World Trade Center Before 9/11†
|Ground Breaking :|| August 5, 1966|
|Ribbon Cutting :|| April 4, 1973|
|Height :|| 1,368 (North) and 1,362 (South) feet|
|Owners :|| Port Authority of New York|
|Architect :|| Minoru Yamasaki, Emery Roth and Sons Consulting|
|Engineers :|| John Skilling and Leslie Robertson of Worthington, Skilling, Helle and Jackson|
Prior to 9/11, the Twin Towers were inundated everyday with thousands of busy workers and sightseers. Up until the construction of the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Twin Towers remained as the tallest towers in the United States.† Right before 9/11, the twin towers were worth $900,000,000.† The WTC was the financial center of the entire world.