World Trade Center: The Giants that Defied the Sky

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On September 11, 2001, before the eyes of a horrified, unbelieving world, the Twin Towers and thousands of innocent lives passed into history. The unimaginable had become reality. World Trade Center is a memorial to the Twin Towers, capturing not only their dramatic iconic image but also their brief, brilliant history.

The text of World Trade Center was written by Peter Skinner, for more than thirty years a resident of New York City. The Introduction was contributed by Mike ...

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Overview

On September 11, 2001, before the eyes of a horrified, unbelieving world, the Twin Towers and thousands of innocent lives passed into history. The unimaginable had become reality. World Trade Center is a memorial to the Twin Towers, capturing not only their dramatic iconic image but also their brief, brilliant history.

The text of World Trade Center was written by Peter Skinner, for more than thirty years a resident of New York City. The Introduction was contributed by Mike Wallace, acclaimed chronicler of New York City and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Gotham.

World Trade Center features numerous illustrations, dramatically capturing the Twin Towers, for twenty-five years a symbol of peace and progress.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760746905
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 14.54 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2002

    Great Christmas Present

    I have given this book for several birthday presents and everyone who recieved it has loved it. This book is unique, great presentation of an event that changed all our lives. I'm giving them for Christmas presents also.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2002

    A MUST BUY!!!!!

    I purchased this book from a local shopping mall as reference material for a scale model replica of the former World Trade Center Complex I'm building. I was totally stunned when I looked at the high quality photos that are in this book. I got way more than I paid for, and it will be a great help for me when I build my model. I would surely recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2002

    Breathtaking

    I own many photographic books on the World Trade Center towers, but this one truly stands out against the rest. The colors and angles of many of the photos are outstanding. Every page is overflowing with detail, and you are always taken to a different part of the World Trade Center complex. There is also great detail found in the 9/11 photos, much of which makes the reality and enormity of the catastrophe come alive again in an eerie way. But I found this book more as a reflection on the life that once was, capturing fully the 'beauty' (if it could possibly be called that) of New York's beloved Twin Towers. I highly recommend it!!!

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