World Trade Center: Past, Present, Future

Overview

The Twin Towers were a proud symbol of New York's dynamism, energy, and vital importance in international commerce. When they fell on September 11, 2001, killing thousands, a city was left heartbroken and shocked. World Trade Center pays homage to the creative talent that made these extraordinary structures possible. It follows the entire life of the Towers, from their construction to their tragic destruction, through a huge selection of stunning and nostalgic photographs. But the book also looks to the future ...
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Overview

The Twin Towers were a proud symbol of New York's dynamism, energy, and vital importance in international commerce. When they fell on September 11, 2001, killing thousands, a city was left heartbroken and shocked. World Trade Center pays homage to the creative talent that made these extraordinary structures possible. It follows the entire life of the Towers, from their construction to their tragic destruction, through a huge selection of stunning and nostalgic photographs. But the book also looks to the future with hope, moving beyond the catastrophe to see a future when a rebuilt Ground Zero flourishes again. 
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Adult/High School-Mirroring the shape of the infamous towers, this book is a foot and a quarter long and eight inches across. The golden-hued photos on the front and back covers bind together a stunning pictorial history of the World Trade Center before, during, and after its construction, and the ever after of its destruction, with a mixture of diagrams and captioned photos-aged, angular, aerial, active. Some photographs fold out to poster-size. All of the graphics, whether in color or black and white or those that look monotone from the September 11 fallout, are telling and poignant. Along with the author's commentary, they serve as a eulogy to the Twin Towers and the indomitable spirit of the New York citizenry.-Karen Sokol, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788854405851
  • Publisher: White Star Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 459,737
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Skinner has a degree in modern history from Oxford University. A longtime resident of Greenwich Village, he witnessed both the building and destruction of the World Trade Center. Skinner specializes in New York City affairs, writing and editing material for federal, state and city agencies and for many universities in the New York region. He is the author of a prize-winning guidebook focuses on the interests and needs of business executives relocating to the city.

Mike Wallace, coauthor of the Pulitzer-Prize winning Gotham: A History of New York City to1898, is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). He is also Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the CUNY Graduate School.

Giorgio Tartaro works with the Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Treccani in Rome, and writes for the architecture magazine, Domus.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    The Book is awesome!!!! I Highly Recommend it.

    When I first saw the book at a friends house it was much bigger (the Book)than the one I purchased from BN, but it was the same information on the in side and I still love it. I bought the book for my mom for mothers day and she was so happy.

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