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The World Trade Center Before 9/11

The Twin Towers glistens in the night
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.